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'Liber Nauticus, and instructions in the art of marine drawing. By Dominick Serres, R.A. and John Thomas Serres, marine painter to his majesty, his royal highness the Duke of Clarence, and marine draught-man to the honourable the board of admiralty' (London: Edward Orme), 1805; containing 41 plates showing boats, some of the plates containing various images; the first part containing plates 1-17 after John Thomas Serres by various printmakers, and the second part containing plates 18-41 after Dominic Serres by Clark and Harraden. Together with title-page, etched 'Address to the amateurs of marine drawing' with anchor insignia above and drawing objects at the bottom, frontispiece before the the title-page for the second part with letter title 'Liber Nauticus and instructor in the art of marine drawing' within border with flags from different countries, description of the plates and list of plates. Bound in half-leather, with marbled covers, gold tooling and lettering on the spine, marbled endpapers and coloured edges.
Aquatint, etching, plate 17 hand-coloured
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Height: 405 millimetres (approx. sheet size of each page)
Width: 302 millimetres
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- All the plates in the first part (1-17) after J.T. Serres. Plates 1, 4-8 and 10-15 etched by Swaine. Plates 2 and 3 aquatinted by Stadler and printed in brown. Plates 9 and 16 etched by J. Clark and aquatinted by Harraden.
All the plates in the second part (18-41) after D. Serres, etched by Clark and aquatinted by Harraden. Plate 17 only hand-coloured.
Cataloguing supported by the Elizabeth Cayzer Charitable Trust
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Associated Title: Liber Nauticus and instructions in the art of marine drawing
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