8vo, pp. xvi, 324, with a folding plan of the picture gallery at the end; a very good copy in contemporary boards. Donaueschingen library stamp on title.
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Verzeichnis der Gemälde-Sammlung des Königlichen Museums zu Berlin.
Sixth edition of Waagen’s catalogue of the Berlin picture gallery, with fifteen new paintings.
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The 104th Psalm. Illustrated by Susan Maria Ffarington. Worden.
The Faringtons or Ffaringtons were an ancient family of Worden Hall, Leyland, Lancashire, with a substantial family archive. Susan Maria (1808–1894) edited The Farington Papers for the Chetham Society in 1856, and made other contributions to local history, but this unusual panorama seems to have been her only foray into illustration. Psalm 104 lent itself to some striking landscape plates: horses and oxen (‘He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills. They give drink to every beast of the field’); cedars of Lebanon (‘The trees of the Lord are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon which he hath planted’); mountain scenery (‘The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats and the rocks for the conies’); sunset and daybreak; and three volcanoes (‘He toucheth the hills and they smoke’).
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Le Parnasse des dames.
An attractive copy of Janet’s Parnasse des dames, a pocket-book alamanac on art and literature aimed at a female readership. The little volume contains a broad miscellany of verse, some by female authors, prefaced by engraved copies of works by seventeenth-century French and Dutch painters (Nicolas Poussin, Metzu, Antoine Le Nain, David Teniers twice, and van der Heyden), each accompanied by explanatory text.