Winsor and Newton, 38, Rathbone Place.




1856. 1854


By charles martel. [bound with:] transparency painting on linen: for decorative purposes, panoramic and dioramic effects, ornamental blinds, etc., with instructions for the preparation of the linen, the combination and transfer of ornamental designs, combined surfaces, etc. by w. williams. with illustrations by charles sibley, engraved by dalzel. second edition. [bound with:] drawing models and their uses. by j. d. harding. second edition. with forty-eight illustrations. engraved by dalziel. (one shilling hand-books on art).

Item Description

THREE WORKS BOUND AS ONE. 8vo. 5 x 6.75 inches. The Principles of Form, xii + 67 pp. + List of Colours and Materials for Drawing and Water-Colour Painting manufactured and sold by Winsor and Newton No. 38, 32 pp.; Transparency Painting, 52 pp. + Winsor and Newton list; Drawing Models, 56 pp. + Winsor and Newton list. Bound, to owner's specification, in contemporary half green morocco, gilt, over marbled boards; spine decorated gilt with contrasting morocco title label, gilt, with Vol. II at head and owner's name at foot of spine. Original yellow card front and rear wrappers, with advertisement backs, preserved for all three titles and rear wrappers for the 3 Winsor and Newton lists Red edges. A little wear to extremities and foxing of flyleaves and preliminaries, with traces elsewhere; otherwise very good copies. Paper ownership labels pasted to verso of the three front wrappers. Illustrated by 3 engraved frontispieces, 10 plates, 4 plans and 42 text figures. Decorated by title page and other vignettes and by publisher's devices on title pages. Three Winsor and Newton titles, in their One shilling hand-books on art series, bound together. Of the authors, Charles Martel was a pseudonym for Thomas Delf (d.1865) and James Duffield Harding (1798-1863) was a landscape painter, lithographer and writer of drawing manuals. The work on Drawing Models here illustrates the actual range of solid forms that he prepared and sold. Winsor and Newton, artists' colour makers was founded in London in 1832 in Rathbone Place, a location where painters like Constable and other colourmen were already established. The firm still supplies artists' materials today. Each of the three separate titles is bound with the identical illustrated catalogues of Winsor and Newton book titles and painting materials. This copy was owned by James Torrington Spencer Lidstone, a somewhat mysterious character of the second half of the nineteenth century, a Canadian poet and author, who spent time in England and published a periodical, The Londoniad.

[Stock No. 26961]

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