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MARC Record view

001 $ 04/3329
003 $ UK-LoRAA
005 $ 20220114105739.7
035 # # $z 15497 [previous RA accession number]
041 0 # $a eng
044 # # $a uk
110 2 # $a British Museum. Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities
245 1 2 $a A Description Of The Collection Of Ancient Terracottas In The British Museum : With Engravings
246 3 # $a Description Of Ancient Terracottas
260 # # $a London : $b Printed By W. Bulmer And Co. Cleveland Row; And Sold At The British Museum; And By G. And W. Nicol, Booksellers To His Majesty, Pall-Mall. $c 1810.
300 # # $a vii, [1], 39, [1] p., 40 pl. (incl. 2 dble. pl. and 38 pl. carrying 79 numbered images): $b t.p. vignette; $c 337 mm. (Quarto.)
505 0 # $a [Half-t., t.p.] - Introduction [by Taylor Combe] - [note on t.p. vignette] - Ancient Terracottas No.I(-LXXIX) - [Plates].
508 # # $a All plates are signed as drawn by W. Alexander; and as engraved by Henry Moses, W. Bromley, R. Rhodes, C. Heath, Anker Smith, Neagle, W. Skelton, I. Fittler, A. Cardon, L. Schiavonetti, G. Cooke or Worthington.

The title-page vignette is signed as drawn by W. Alexander and engraved by G. Cooke.

Each plate, and the t.p. vignette, carries the publishers' imprint of the Trustees of the British Museum and the date of publication (June 1. 1810).
520 2 # $a The publication-date of 1810 is given on the title-page and on each plate. A title variant appears on the half-title, 'A Description Of Ancient Terracottas'.

Most of the British Museum's collection of ancient terracottas had been assembled by Charles Towneley, who had acquired much of it from the sculptor Nollekens, who had bought a cache of terracottas discovered in a well at Porta Latina in 1765.

The plates show subjects from Greek mythology or decorative motifs. The first, two, double plates are overviews of the Museum's display of terracottas.
561 # # $a Presented to the Academy by the British Museum and acknowledged 1811 January 23 (RAA CM IV, 272, 1811 Jan 23).
563 # # $a 19th-century black half calf, brown paper-covered boards; red morocco spine-labele lettered 'Ancient Terracottas In The British Museum', spine lettered 'R.A.' and '1810'.
610 2 0 $a British Museum. Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities
653 # # $a Terracottas, Greek - Terracottas, Roman - History
653 # # $a Collections - Museums - Great Britain - 19th century
653 # # $a Mythology, Greek - Iconography
655 # 0 $a Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century
700 1 # $a Coombe $d 1774-1826.
700 1 # $a alexander $e draughtsman
700 1 # $a Bulmer $e printer
700 1 # $a Nicol $e bookseller
700 1 # $a Nicol $e bookseller
700 1 # $a Moses $e engraver
700 1 # $a Bromley $e engraver
700 1 # $a Rhodes $e engraver
700 1 # $a Heath $e engraver
700 1 # $a Smith $e engraver
700 1 # $a Neagle $e engraver
700 1 # $a Skelton $e engraver
700 1 # $a Fittler $e engraver
700 1 # $a cardon $e engraver
700 1 # $a Schiavonetti $e engraver
700 1 # $a Cooke $e engraver
700 1 # $a Worthington $e engraver
710 2 # $a British Museum $e publisher $e previous owner $e donor
852 8 # $d 1821: B-4-09.