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A General And Bibliographical Dictionary Of The Fine Arts. Containing Explanations Of The Principal Terms Used In The Arts of Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, and Engraving, In All Their Various Branches; Historical Sketches Of The Rise And Progress Of Their Different Schools; Descriptive Accounts Of The Best Books And Treatises On The Fine Arts; And every useful Topic connected therewith. - By James Elmes, M.R.I.A. Architect; Author of "Lectures on Architecture;" "The Life of Sir Christopher Wren;" "An Essay on the Law of Dilapidations," &c. &c. [Epigraph]

James Elmes

RA Collection: Book

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London:: Printed For Thomas Tegg, 73, Cheapside: R.M. Tims, Dublin; And R. Griffin And Co. Glasgow., 1826.

Physical Description

[iii-]viii, [ca. 400] p.; 212 mm. (Octavo.)


[T.p., dedic.] - Preface - [Text]; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

The printers' name is given in the colophon: 'C. and C. Whittingham, Chiswick.'

The work is dedicated by James Elmes to Robert Peel, M.P.

Binding Note

19th-century half red morocco, marbled-papered boards; spine lettered 'Dictionary Of The Fine Arts' and 'Elmes'.


Art - Arts - Fine arts - Painting - Sculpture - Architecture - Engraving
Encyclopedias - Dictionaries - Reference books - Great Britain - 19th century