Catalogue of a Collection of Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts. Richard FISHER.
Catalogue of a Collection of Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts
Catalogue of a Collection of Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts

Catalogue of a Collection of Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts

N.p. Privately printed by John C. Wilkins, 1879. 4to. x, 352, [1] pages. Sectional titles within ornamental borders, one printed in red and black, ornamental initial letters throughout, 65 reproductions. Original hard-grained morocco-backed cloth boards, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Some wear to binding, but tightly bound and internally clean save some occasional pale offsetting. Item #405023

Copies of the catalogue were never offered for sale. Fisher, born to a wealthy Sussex family, spent his entire fortune on the acquisition of early engravings and woodcuts, an activity to which he dedicated sixty years of his life. Dyson Perrins acquired the library en bloc before it was to be sold by Fisher's son, R.C. Fisher, at Sotheby's, 21 May 1906. De Ricci gives only a passing reference to Fisher and his collection. Lugt 2204-5.

Price: $175.00

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