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A Catalogue Of The Library Of The Royal Academy Of Arts, London. -

Royal Academy of Arts (London) - Library

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London: Printed By W. Clowes And Sons, Stamford Street and Charing Cross, Printers To The Royal Academy., 1864

Physical Description

[4], 79, [1] p.; 275 mm. (Quarto.)


[T.p.] - Contents - [Text] - [Divisional t.p., 'Index'] - Index Of Authors, Etc.; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

The main text is printed above the name, 'Henry William Pickersgill, R.A., Librarian, 1864. Royal Academy Of Arts, Trafalgar Square.'

The printers' name is repeated in the colophon.

Summary Note

This catalogue (like those published in 1821 and 1841) is in nine sections: [1] Painting and Sculpture, including Prints from Pictures, Statues, Bassi-Relievi, Medals, Gems, Coins, and Treatises illustrative of the same; [2] Architecture, Ornaments, and Views; [3] Perspective; [4] Mathematics and Mechanics; [5] Anatomy and Natural History; [6] Mythology, History, Biography, Voyages and Travels; [7] Dresses, Manners, and Ceremonies; [8] Poetry; [9] Miscellaneous. The text lists the works and their locations in the library.

Printed catalogues of the Royal Academy's Library were published in 1802, 1821, 1841, 1864, 1877 and 1901.

Copy Note

This copy is interleaved with lined blank leaves, on which have been inscribed in ink the names and locations of books acquired by the Library after the printing of the catalogue.

Binding Note

Contemporary paper covers, upper cover lettered 'A Catalogue Of The Library Of The Royal Academy Of Arts, London. - 1864.'; rebacked with black morocco, spine unlettered.

Name as Subject


Arts - Art - History
Books - Collections - Libraries - Great Britain - London - 19th century
Catalogues - Bibliographies - Great Britain - 19th century