Devonshire Gems

RA Collection: Book

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Variant Title

Devonshire Gems;, Engravings from Gems in the cabinet of the Duke of Devonshire, drawn by the Sieur Gosmond, and engraved by C[laude] du Bosc. [Title from 1877 RA Library catalogue].


[s.l.]: [s.n.], [1730?]

Physical Description

97 pl. : 28 cm.

General Note

Title taken from spine

Responsibility Note

The plates are unsigned


Thomas Frognall Dibdin, Aedes Althorpianae; or, Account of the mansion, books, and pictures, at Althorp; the residence of George John, Earl Spencer, K.G. To which is added a supplement to the Bibliotheca Spenceriana. - London: Printed by W. Nicol, successor to W. Bulmer and Co. Shakspeare Press, and sold by Payne and Foss, Longman, Hurst and Co. J. and A. Arch, R.H. Evans, R. Triphook and John Major, 1822, p. 166-17
John Martin, A bibliographical catalogue of books privately printed; including those of the Bannatyne, Maitland and Roxburghe Clubs, and of the private presses at Darlington, Auchinleck, Lee Priory, Newcastle, Middle Hill and Strawberry Hill. - London: J. and A. Arch; Payne and Foss; J. Rodwell, 1835, p.25-27.


Pasted to the front free endpaper is an undated autograph letter by Charles Lock Eastlake RA. The letter is signed `C.L.E. Libr.` so must have been written between 13 July 1842 and 18 December 1844 when Eastlake was the Academy's Librarian.
The front pastedown carries a 20th century Royal Academy bookplate

Copy Note

Imperfect; wanting the title-page.


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