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Memoir Of David Scott, R.S.A. Containing His Journal In Italy, Notes On Art And Other Papers: With Seven Illustrations. By William B. Scott.

William Bell Scott

RA Collection: Book

Record number

05/3588

Author

Imprint

Adam & Charles Black,, Edinburgh.: MDCCCL.

Physical Description

vi, 443, [1] p., frontis. (port.), [5] pl. (four are dble. or fold.): [1] vignette; 226 mm. (Octavo.)

General Note

The 'Seven Illustrations' called for in the title consist of five unnumbered plates, the frontispiece portrait and the title-page vignette.

Contents

[Frontis., t.p.] - Preface - Contents; Illustrations - [Text, with pl.] - Appendix; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece portrait of David Scott is signed as painted by himself. The first plate is signed as drawn by G. Sanders and engraved by R. Scott; the second and fourth as by David Scott and 'WBS'; the third is unsigned, but described in the list of Illustrations as an etching by D. Scott; the fifth is captioned as 'One of David Scott's Latest Designs' and signed 'WBS'. The title-page vignette is signed 'David Scott'.

The printer is named in the colophon: 'Edinburgh: Printed By Robert Clark.'

The rear pastedown carries the binder's ticket, 'Bound By John Gray - Edinburgh'.

Summary Note

The five plates are captioned and show: [1] 'Solitude'; [2] 'Discord, or the Household Gods Destroyed'; [3] 'The Ancient Mariner stops the Marriage Guest'; [4] 'Vasco de Gama encountering the Spirit of the Cape'; [5] 'The Procession of Unknown Powers. One of David Scott's Latest Designs'.

Binding Note

19th-century green cloth, upper and lower covers and spine decorated in blind; rebacked in 1989 by A. Wessely, retaining earlier spine-piece lettered 'Memoir Of David Scott'.

Name as Subject

Subject

Artists - Painters - Poets - Great Britain - Edinburgh - History - 19th century
Memoirs - Biography - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century

Contributors

David Scott, source artist, etcher
William Bell Scott, engraver
Robert Scott, engraver
George Sanders, draughtsman
Adam Black, publisher
Robert Clark, printer
Anthony Wessely, binder
John Gray, binder
A & C Black, publisher