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Dictionary Of The Artists Of Antiquity, Architects, Carvers, Engravers, Modellers, Painters, Sculptors, Statuaries, And Workers In Bronze, Gold, Ivory, And Silver, With Three Chronological Tables, By Julius Silleg, Translated From The Latin Original By The Rev. H.W. Williams; To Which Are Added C. Plinii Secundi Naturalis Historiae Libri XXXIV - XXXVI. C.1-5. Comprising A History of the Fine Arts, With Four Indexes And A Preface, By E.H. Barker, Esq.

Karl Julius Sillig

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Uniform Title

[Catalogus Artificum., English., Williams., 1836.]

Variant Title

Naturalis Historiae Libri XXXIV - XXXVI


London:: Black And Armstrong, 8, Wellington-Street North., 1836.

Physical Description

xvi, 138, [ii], lxi, [15] p., 3 fold. tables; 220 mm. (Quarto.)


[T.p., dedic.] - The Editor's Preface - The Translator's Preface - Prefatory Dedication - [Text] - Appendix - [Divisional title, 'C. Plinii Secundi Naturalis Historiae Libri ...'] - [Text] - Four Indices - Corrections; [colophon] - [Tables].

Responsibility Note

The printer is named on the title-page verso and in the colophon: 'Printed By Fredk. Skill, Quay, Yarmouth.'

The work is dedicated by the editor, E.H. Barker, to the Earl of Fitzwilliam. A translation of Sillig's Prefatory Dedication to Charles Augustus Böttiger is also printed.


RIBA, Early printed, 4 (2001), no.3012 [the 1837 reprint].

Summary Note

The text had first been published in Latin in 1827 at Dresden and Leipzig. The English version was reprinted in 1837 with a cancel title-leaf carrying the new date.

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; spine lettered 'Sillig's Dictionary Of Artists Of Antiquity' and 'R.A.'.


Artists, Greek - Artists, Roman - Architects - Sculptors - Painters - Arts - Art - Greece - Rome - Mediterranean Region - History
Art history - Dictionaries - Reference books - Translations into English - Translations from Latin - Great Britain - 19th century
Art history - Latin literature - 1st century