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The Rules, Orders, and Regulations, Of The Society Of Engravers, Instituted At London, 1802: Under The Immediate Patronage Of His Royal Highness The Prince Of Wales. -

Society of Engravers (London)

RA Collection: Book

Record number

07/2703

Author

Imprint

London:: Printed By T. Bensley, Bolt Court., 1804.

Physical Description

[6], 70, [2], 23, [1] p.: [2] illus.; 228 mm. (Octavo.)

Contents

[Half-t., t.p.] - [Blank leaf] - [Text] - [Divisional t.p., 'Abstract Of The Rules, Orders, and Regulations, Of The Society Of Engravers, Established 1802.'] - [Divisional t.p., 'Abstract Of The Rules, Orders, And Regulations, Of The Socity Of Engravers, Established 1802, Under The Immediate Patronage Of His Royal Highness The Prince Of Wales. No. 49, New Bond Street, 1804.'] - Address To The Public - Patron ... [list of Governors, Officers, Committee] - [Text] - Notice.

Responsibility Note

The print is unsigned.

References

S. Hyde, 'Printmakers and the Royal Academy exhibitions 1780-1836', in D. Solkin, ed., Art on the line (2001), p.217-28; J. Gage, 'An Early exhibition and the politics of British printmaking 1800-1812', in Print Quarterly, 6 (1989), p.122-39; C. Fox, 'The Engravers' battle for professional recognition in early nineteenth-century London', in London Journal, 2 (1976), p.3-31.

Summary Note

The Rules are followed by an Abstract of the Rules, which has its own pagination. On the first blank leaf has been pasted a print showing an elderly, frail man supported on a cushion and surrounded by five young people. A second copy of this print is pasted onto the first divisional title-page of the Abstract.

Binding Note

19th-century red morocco, upper and lower covers having gilt borders, upper cover lettered 'Royal Academy'; gilt-decorated spine, lettered 'Rules Orders & Regulation Of The Society Of Engravers'.

Name as Subject

Subject

Engravers - Artists - Societies - Associations - Administration - Great Britain - London - History - 19th century
Rules of procedure - Manuals - Great Britain - 19th century

Contributors

Thomas Bensley, printer