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The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters, Sculptors, and Architects. (With a gift inscription by Nicholas Chevalier)

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London : John Murray, 1829. Three volumes duodecimo, full morocco, spines lettered and decorated in gilt (leather a little rubbed at the extremities, minor wear to the corners, rear joint and the head of the spine of the first volume); all edges gilt; pp. [iv], 347 plus 10 plates; [iv], 320 plus 7 plates; and [vi], 367 plus 9 plates; a fine set.

Provenance: Nicholas Chevalier (1828-1902), the Russian-born Swiss artist who worked extensively in Australasia between 1855 and 1869. A binder’s blank at the beginning of each volume is signed and inscribed in pencil ‘N. Chevalier | to | Miss E. Gowland | Xmas 1888’ (the pencilling in the first volume may have been lightly erased, but Miss Gowland’s first name, ‘Emma’, is still legible).