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What is this?

First book (dedicated to Lord Middlesex): title page and six plates, dated 1741, of rocaille cartouches; second book (dedicated to the Earl of Holderness): title page and five rocaille motifs, dated 1742; third book (dedicated to the Duke of Rutland): title page and six plates of cartouches, dated 1743; fifth book; title page and fourteen plates (one bound upside down) of furniture, dated 1743; sixth and seventh books: title pages (half-size) and fourteen plates of cartouches, undated; eighth book: title page and six plates of jewelery, dated 1747.

This is a bound volume from France. It is dated 1741–47 and we acquired it in 1962. Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

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Its medium is

engravings on white laid paper, bound in half-calf and marbled boards

Its dimensions are

Open: 41.4 x 48.1 x 11.7 cm (16 5/16 x 18 15/16 x 4 5/8 in.)

This object was engraved by François Vivares and created by William Delacour

This and 55 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is Bound Volume, Frontispiece for Book 4, in Eight books of Ornament, 1741–47.

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