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A Series Of Monumental Brasses, From The Thirteenth To The Sixteenth Century. Drawn And Engraved By J.G. And L.A.B. Waller. - Parts I. To X. [Epigraph]

John Green Waller

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London:: William Pickering, 177, Piccadilly (Late Of Chancery Lane); J.B. Nichols And Son, 25, Parliament Street; John Weale, 59, High Holborn. -, 1842.

Physical Description

[34] p., [60] pl.: illus.; 474 mm.

General Note

The plates are not numbered; but the Royal Academy's copy has bound in a lower wrapper which calls for 15 parts each having 4 plates (and one part having illustrated text only).


[T.p.] - [Note, 'The following Errata ...'] - [Text] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

All plates are signed as drawn by J.G. or L.A.B. Waller, and engraved by J.G. Waller (but pl. [10] is signed as engraved by L.A.B. Waller).

Each carries the publishers' imprint of J.G. and L.A.B. Waller (and the date).

The text printer is named on the title-page verso: 'London: Printed By J.B. Nichols And Son, 25, Parliament Street.'

The wrappers name the printer as 'W. Hughes, King's Head Court, Gough Square.'


Drawings of monumental brasses and incised slabs by the Waller brothers 1837-44 edited by Robert Hutchinson ... (2001).

Summary Note

The publication-date of 1842 given on the title page is that of Part 10. The plates carry publication-dates of 1840 (pts. I-III), 1841 (pts, IV, V, 6-9), 1842 (pts. 11, 12), 1843 (pt. 13), 1844 (pts. 14, 15) and 1846 (pt. 16). The Royal Academy's set has bound in fifteen upper wrappers, of which the first five carry printed numbers I - V and printed dates of July, September and November 1840 and January and March 1841, and the remainder carry inscribed numbers 6-9, 11-16 and inscribed dates May, July, September and December 1841, June and November 1842, July 1843, March 1844, January 1845 and November 1846 (this last inscription being on a sheet which carries the printed date of December 1844 on its verso). There is also bound in one lower wrapper, which calls for 16 parts, each having four prints - apart from Part 10, which 'Consists of Text, with Engravings on copper and wood'.

Several plates are partly hand-coloured.

The text and plates are followed by a one-leaf advertisement for 'Richardson's Metallic · Rubber · for Monumental Brasses' (no date, but quoting testimonies of 1844).

Immediate source of Acquisition

Purchased in, 1867. (See 'Librarian's Report', RA Annual Report for 1867, p. 26.)


The front pastedown is inscribed in ink, 'Thomas Willement Davington Priory 1842'.

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; black morocco spine-label lettered 'Waller's Brasses'.


People - Families - Knights (landholders) - Costume - Dress - Armor (protective wear) - Great Britain - History - 13th century - 14th century - 15th century - 16th century
Brasses (memorials) - Sepulchral monuments - Great Britain - Norfolk - Suffolk - History
Art history - Drawings - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Hand coloring - Great Britain - 19th century


John Bowyer Nichols, printer
Lionel A.B. Waller
William Pickering, publisher
John Weale, publisher
Thomas Willement Junior, previous owner
John Green Waller, draughtsman, engraver, publisher
Lionel A.B. Waller, draughtsman, engraver, publisher
William Hughes, printer
John Bowyer Nichols And Son (London), publisher