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"No. 1. Specimens of R. Pollard's Peerage. To be published in 1793" (London) 1791; containing letterpress prospectus, sample description for Bertie, Duke of Ancaster, list of references to the historical and ornamental prints, 8 proof wood-engravings for vignettes by Thomas and John Bewick, and 10 line-engravings in various states on historical subjects after T. Stothard, R. Smirke and E. Dayes by various engravers, with manuscript annotations. Sheets of different sizes bound in brown boards with title label.
Etchings and engravings; wood-engravings
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Height: 363 millimetres
Width: 281 millimetres (boards)
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"Publishing by Subscription. A Splendid Edition of the Peerage of Great Britain and Ireland; (including the extinct) embellished with a Series of Historical Prints, representing the Illustrious Actions and Eminent Services of the Nobility of England, Scotland, and Ireland, in the Army, the Navy, the Council, the Church, and the Senate, which raised them to distinguished Honours by their Sovereign, and transmitted their Fame to Posterity; exhibiting the Memorable Events in the Annals of the Three Kingdoms.
"The portraits and Historical subjects to be engraved by Collyer, Sharp, Hall, Angus, A. Smith, Medland, Fittler, Neagle, Taylor, Walker, Birrell, Baker, Pass, &c. &c.
the Antiquities by Landseer, and Peltro; from Original Pictures painted by Smirke, Stothard, &c. &c. from Public Records, Ancient Historians, and other approved Authorities.
On every Plate will be engraved the Respective Arms of each Noble House; the supporters accurately designed and delineated by Mr. Catton, jun.
Occasionally valuable Portraits, Views of Ancient Castles and Monuments, the Dresses and warlike Implements of Ancestry, and the Robes, Coronets, &c. of each Noble Order. With a Geneological and Historical Account of every Family, including a number of valuable and authentic Particulars, arranged upon a new Plan, and brought down to the present Time."
"Published by R. Pollard, Engraver, Spa Fields, London: and sold by C. Dilly, Bookseller, Poultry; Mr. Edwards, Pall-Mall; Mess. Laurie and Symington, Edinburgh; R. White, Dame-Street; and P. Byrne, Grafton-Street, Dublin."
I. This Work will be printed on wove Royal Quarto, by W. Bulmer and Co. Cleveland Row, St. James's, in the most beautiful and elegant Style of Typography; and every Department of the Execution shall equal, if not excel, any Work of the kind yet produced.
II. Each Volume will contain the Biography of fifteen Noble Families, exclusive of the Extinct, from which will be selected Ten Prints, chiefly Historical; the size of each, Eight Inches long, by Five and a Half wide.
III. Independent of the Plates, each Volume will be enriched with beautiful appropriate Designs, as embellishments to the Letter Press, executed in teh ancient manner, on Wood, by Mr. T. Bewick, of Newcastle upon Tyne, and Mr. J. Bewick of London.
IV. Two Volumes or more will be published every twelve Months, and in order to preserve the Work it will be delivered in Boards to Subscribers.
V. The Heraldic Part will be revised by proper Officers of the College of Arms; and the Titles and States of each Family brought down to the time of publishing.
VI. No Proofs will be printed, it being intended that the early Subscribers shall be furnished with the First Impressions of the Plates.
VII. The Price to Subscribers will be Two Guineas each Volume, one half to be paid at the time of subscribing, and the remainder on delivery of the Book.
"A correct List of the Names of Subscribers will be published once a Year."
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Associated Title: The Peerage of Great Britain and Ireland
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