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Illustrated gift book, Allan Cunninhgam (ed.), 'The Anniversary; or, Poetry and Prose for MDCCCXXIX' (London: John Sharpe, 1829); two wood-engraved presentation pages, after Harvey, with vignettes and lines left blank for the donor to complete; list of illustrations; frontispiece, 'Psyche', after Lawrence; titlepage; second engraved titlepage, with vignette of paintings laid on the steps of a classical structure, after Stanfield; dedication; preface; list of contents; 320 pages of literary contributions and poetry by various authors; 16 plates: 'The Lute', after Bonington; 'Morning', after Linton; 'The Little Gleaner', after Beechey; 'The Lost Ear Rings', after Shee; 'The Author of Waverley, in his study', after Allan; 'The Blackberry Boy', after Hamilton; 'The Travelled Monkey', after Landseer; 'Castle of Chillon', after Stanfield; 'Pickaback', after Westall; 'Fonthill', after Turner (Wilton 337); 'Beatrice', after Howard; 'Newstead - Sunset', after Danby; 'Love Me Love My Dog', after Hoppner; 'The Snuff Box', after Stephanoff; 'The Young Cottagers', after Gainsborough; 'Evening - Twilight', after Barrett. 1829
Volume bound in green cloth, the spine stamped in gold, with gilt-edged pages; letterpress text with etched and engraved plates and wood-engraved vignettes
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Height: 197 millimetres (approx. page size)
Width: 122 millimetres (approx. page size)
- Curator's comments
- Notes on the list of illustrations (unpaginated) explain that the plate of 'Evening-Twilight', after Barrett, was 'inserted in lieu of another to which an unfortunate accident has happened on the eve of its completion. This circumstance will account for its being without any literary appendage, the volume having been previously printed off.' Also that 'The Author of Waverley', after Allan, was 'painted from sketches made for that purpose in Sir Walter Scott's study at Abbotsford - a slight change has since taken place in some of the minor arrangements.' In the preface (xv) the recent death of Bonington is noted.
The Prints & Drawings Department also holds a bound volume of 'Specimens' of 'The Anniversary', with 15 unfinished plates (reg. no. 1892,0514.7.1-15), see pressmark 166*.c.18.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: The Anniversary; or, Poetry and Prose for MDCCCXXIX
Associated Title: Much Ado About Nothing
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- Acquisition notes
- Credit should read: "In memory of Mary Ellen Evans. Presented by Julia Crookenden and Professor Michael C. Jaye, through the American Friends of the British Museum"
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