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An Introduction To The Study & Collection Of Ancient Prints. By William Hughes Willshire, M.D. Edin. Late President Of The Medical Society Of London, Etc. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. [Epigraph] Volume I. (II.)

William Hughes Willshire

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London:: Ellis And White, 29 New Bond Street., 1877. (All rights reserved.)

Physical Description

2 vols.; 235 mm. (Octavo.)

General Note

Vol. I: xx, 373, [1] p., frontis. - Vol. II:viii, 305, [1] p., frontis. (fold.), [1] pl. (fold.).


Vol. I: [Half-t., frontis., t.p.] - Preface To The Second Edition - Preface To The First Edition - Table Of Contents Of Both Volumes - [Text] - Index To Proper Names - Index To Subjects; [colophon]. - Vol. II: [Half-t., frontis., t.p.] - Table Of Contents - Illustrations - [Text, with one pl.] - Appendix - Chronological Table - Table Of Monograms, Marks, And Cyphers - Description Of Plates [i.e. full-page illustrations] - Bibliography - Index To Proper Names - Index To Subjects; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

The plates are unsigned.

The printer is named on the title-page versos and in the colophons: 'London: Printed by John Strangeways, Castle Street, Leicester Square.'

Summary Note

The frontispiece of Volume I shows 'The Buxheim Saint Christopher of 1423'; that of Volume II shows the Mass of St. Gregory, manière criblée. The plate facing p. 72 of Vol. II shows the Death of the Virgin, manière criblée.

Binding Note

19th-century quarter brown morocco, red cloth-covered boards; spines lettered 'Introduction To Ancient Prints - Willshire Vol. I. (II.)' and 'R.A.'


Engravings (prints) - Printmakers - Engraving (printing process) - Europe - History
Collecting - Great Britain - 19th century
Art history - Manuals - Catalogues - Reference books - Great Britain - 19th century