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INIGO JONES’S ROMAN SKETCHBOOK.
A facsimile, with an introduction and commentary by Edward Chaney. The Roxburghe Club, 2006.
The modest, vellum-bound notebook now known as the Roman Sketchbook and catalogued at Chatsworth House as ‘Album 6’ was probably acquired early in the New Year of 1614, within days Inigo Jones's of arrival in Rome with the Earl of Arundel. Begun as a self-improving notebook in Rome on 21 January 1614, Jones soon seems to have put the Sketchbook aside while he explored Rome with his patron. A month later Jones began paraphrasing Palladio's Antichità di Roma but then seems to have abandoned his notebook and was not to return to it for at least two decades. Then, in his sixties, he decided to fill in many of the pages he had left blank with more pen and ink notes and drawings. Both were derived from books or prints with varying degrees of literalness; the Italian prose being translated and paraphrased or abridged; the visual material being inevitably filtered through his own artistic experience but usually repeated in more or less directly derivative form.
Both notes and drawings were inserted in the manner of one compiling a visual commonplace-book in which the drawings are related to many similar but scattered drawings done in the same period. Now, more than his own education, he seems to have had that of his own pupil, John Webb in mind and through and beyond him, his own immortality. Published previously only in a very rare lithographic facsimile in 1831 this is the first scholarly publication of the Roman Sketchbook.
The text has been fully reproduced in photographic facsimile and accurately transcribed by Professor Chaney for the first time. The sources of Jones's designs, mostly Italian prints of the sixteenth century have been identified, with supporting illustrations, and in a lengthy introduction Professor Chaney explores the place the Sketchbook fills in both Jones's life and his legacy. Issued in two volumes: 1: Introduction, transcription and textual commentary; 2: Facsimile.
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- HERALDO MEMORIALE. OR MEMOIRS OF THE COLLEGE OF ARMS FROM 1727 TO 1744.
- VOLTAIRE. THÉRÈSE, A FRAGMENT.
- ASPECTS OF FRENCH EIGHTEENTH CENTURY TYPOGRAPHY. By John Dreyfus.
- THE GARDYNERS PASSETAUNCE (c. 1512).
- REMEMBRANCES OF THINGS WORTH SEEING IN ITALY GIVEN TO JOHN EVELYN 25 APRIL 1646.
- TWO EAST ANGLIAN PICTURE BOOKS.
- THE LAST YEARS OF MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS.
- SIR THOMAS SMITH’S MISMANAGEMENT OF THE VIRGINIA COMPANY BY NICHOLAS FERRAR.
- SYON ABBEY.
- JAMES BOSWELL’S BOOK OF COMPANY AT AUCHINLECK.
- IL QUADRIREGIO.
- THE SEARCH FOR THE SOURCE OF THE NILE.
- JAN HUYGEN VAN LINSCHOTEN AND THE MORAL MAP OF ASIA.
- THE GREAT BOOK OF THOMAS TREVILIAN.
- RONALD FIRBANK. LETTERS TO HIS MOTHER, 1920-24 and LA PRINCESSE AUX SOLEILS.
- THE TOLLEMACHE BOOK OF SECRETS.
- THE WIZARD EARL’S ADVICES TO HIS SON.
- FRAGMENTA REGALIA. OBSERVATIONS OF THE LATE QUEENE ELIZABETH, HIR TIMES AND FAUORITES.
- THE ARUNDEL CHOIRBOOK.
- HOLKHAM LIBRARY: A HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION.
- THE LIBRARY OF THOMAS TRESHAM AND THOMAS BRUDENELL.
- INIGO JONES’S ROMAN SKETCHBOOK.
- THE CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN MR DISRAELI AND MRS BRYDGES WILLIAMS, 1851-1863.
- WALPOLE, HORACE. A Description of the Villa at Strawberry-Hill. A Facsimile of the copy extra-illustrated for Charles Bedford in the collection of Lord Waldegrave of North Hill. Edited by Nicolas Barker. The Roxburghe Club. 2010.
- THE BRUSH HAS BEAT THE POETRY! ILLUSTRATIONS TO LORD BYRON'S WORKS. EDITED BY JOHN R. MURRAY
- BIBLIOTHECA LINDESIANA.
- THE MIRROURE OF THE WORLDE. MS BODLEY 283 (ENGLAND c. 1470-1480).
- THE LUMLEY INVENTORY. ART COLLECTING AND LINEAGE IN THE ELIZABETHAN AGE. EDITED BY MARK EVANS. THE ROXBURGHE CLUB 2010.
- THE ROXBURGHE CLUB: A BICENTENARY HISTORY By Nicolas Barker. The Roxburghe Club, 2012
- A DYNASTY OF DEALERS: JOHN SMITH AND SUCCESSORS, 1801-1924. A STUDY OF THE ART MARKET IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY LONDON.
- The AMORES of Sigismondo Boldoni
- Esther Inglis's LES PROVERBES DE SALOMON, a facsimile with an introduction by Nicolas Barker
- AN EARLY BRETON GOSPEL BOOK. A NINTH CENTURY MANUSCRIPT FROM THE COLLECTION OF H. L. BRADFER-LAWRENCE (1887-1965)