Large 8vo, pp. 22, priced in contemporary mss., a very good copy stitched in original printed wrappers, wrappers a bit marked and spine rubbed.
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First day only of the Majolica sale of the Fountaine collection. Andrew Fountain (1676-1753) was ‘the predecessor of Horace Walpole as an arbiter of taste and virtu’ (ODNB). His engravings and drawings were sold in July 1884, pictures in 1894 and porcelain in 1904.
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