The Art of Painting

The Art of Painting, with remarks, translated in English with an original preface containing a parallel between painting and poetry by Mr Dryden, also a short account of the most eminent painters both ancient and modern by R.G. esq., 2nd ed., C. A. Du Fresnoy.
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Memoirs of the Royal Society Vol. I

Memoirs of the Royal Society; being a new abridgement of the Philosophical Transactions: giving an account of the undertakings, studies and labours of the learned and ingenious in many considerable parts of the world. From the first institution of that illustrious society in the year
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Magna Britannia et Hibernia

Magna Britannia et Hibernia, antiqua & nova, or a new survey of Great Britain, Wherein to the topographical account given to Mr. Camden, and the late editors of his Britannia, is added a more large history, not only of the cities, boroughs, towns and parishes
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Historic Doubts on the Life and Reign of Richard III

As the first significant challenge to the King’s received reputation in English histography, this book, on its release, propelled Horace Walpole into the vanguard of Richard III’s early defenders, and is widely recognised as a landmark in the controversy and argument surrounding the King’s troubled
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The Antiquities, Natural History, Ruins and other Curiosities

The antiquities, natural history, ruins and other curiosities of Egypt, Nubia and Thebes, exemplified in near two hundred drawings taken on the spot by Frederic Lewis Norden, member of the Royal Societies of London, Paris and Copenhagen, and commander of a vessel sent by the
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Anecdotes of Painting in England

Anecdotes of painting in England with some account of the principal artists, and incidental notes on other arts, collected by the late Mr George Vertue, and now digested and published from his original manuscript, Vol. 1, 3rd ed., Horace Walpole. Although Vertue published several volumes
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Travels in Africa, Egypt and Syria

W G Browne’s undoubted prowess as an explorer, was however, not matched by his literary skill, and his concise, yet rather dry account of his travels, was not popular with a public used to flowery eloquence from their travel writers. Undeterred by his travelogue’s public
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Chrysal: or, The Adventures of a Guinea

Chrysal: or, the adventures of a guinea wherein are exhibited views of several striking scenes with curious and interesting anecdotes of the most noted persons in every rank of life, whose hands it passed through in America, England, Holland, Germany and Portugal, Charles Johnstone. A
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Biographia Britannica Vol VI, Part 2

Biographia Britannica: or, the lives of the most eminent persons who have flourished in Great Britain and Ireland, from the earliest ages, down to the present times; collected from the best authorities, both printed and manuscript, and digested in the manner of Mr Bayle’s historical
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Bell’s edition of Shakespeare Plays

Bell’s edition of Shakespeare’s plays as they are now performed at the Theatre Royal in London, Vol. V, containing Twelfth Night, Winter’s Tale, Julius Caesar, Coriolanus and Timon of Athens. Dedicated to actor David Garrick, who championed Shakespeare, changed the way audiences saw the plays
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