Dædalus; Or, The Causes And Principles Of The Excellence Of Greek Sculpture. By Edward Falkener, Member Of The Academy Of Bologna, And Of The Archæological Institutes Of Rome And Berlin.

Edward Falkener

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London:: Longman, Green, Longman, & Roberts, Paternoster Row., 1860.

Physical Description

[ii-]xxiii, [1], 322, [4] p., [15] pl. (incl. frontis.): illus.; 243 mm. (Quarto.)


[Half-t., frontis., t.p., dedic.] - Contents - List Of Illustrations - Preface - Introduction [with 1 pl.] - [Text and plates] - Appendix [with two pl.]; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

Plate [1] (frontispiece) is signed as 'from a drawing by E.F.' Plate [4] is signed as chromolithographed by M. & N. Hanhart. Plates [5-7, 12, 14, 15] are signed as lithographed by Day & Son. The photographs are unsigned.

The printer is named on the verso of the title page: 'London: Printed By Cox And Wyman, Great Queen Street, Lincoln;s-Inn Fields.'

The work is dedicated by the Author to the Prussian and Bavarian people.

Summary Note

The Appendix includes a 'List Of Works Relating To Sculpture And Its Connection With The Other Fine Arts.'

Plate [1] (frontispiece) is a photograph of a drawing showing 'Restoration Of The Parthenon At Athens, Shewing The Chryselephantine Statue ...'. Plates [2, 3, 8-11, 13] are photographs of celebrated ancient sculptures. Plate [4] is a chromolithograph of a mosaic of 'Hope'. Plates [5- 7, 12] are lithographs of statues. Plates [14, 15] are lithographed drawings of 'Antiquity Of The Arch In Egypt'.


The half-title is inscribed in ink, 'Presented to the Library of The Royal Academy by the Author.' For acknowledgement of this gift see RA Council Minutes, XI, 385.

Binding Note

19th-century brown cloth-covered boards, upper and lower covers decorated in gilt with medallions centre and lettered 'Sine Pennis Volare Haud Facile Est.'; gilt-decorated spine lettered 'Dædalus. Falkener.' The rear pastedown carries the printed ticket of the binders, 'Bound By Hanbury & Co. Binders, 80, Coleman St. E.C.'


Sculpture, Greek - Statues - Greece - History
Art history - Art criticism - Treatises - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Lithographs - Chromolithographs - Color printing - Photographs - Photomechanical prints - Great Britain - 19th century


Edward Falkener, draughtsman, previous owner, donor
Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, publisher
M. and N. Hanhart (London), lithographic printer
Day and Son, lithographic printer
Hanbury and Company (London)