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THE LUMLEY INVENTORY. ART COLLECTING AND LINEAGE IN THE ELIZABETHAN AGE. EDITED BY MARK EVANS. THE ROXBURGHE CLUB 2010.
Facsimile and Commentary on the Manuscript in the Possession of the Earl of Scarbrough.
Folio. 168pp + colour facsimile and 80 comparative illustrations. Bound in red buckram.
The Lumley Inventory and Pedigree is the most important surviving document of Elizabethan visual culture. The manuscript is owned by the Earls of Scarbrough and has long been on deposit at the Victoria and Albert Museum. It was compiled around 1590 for John, Baron Lumley (c.1533-1609), a pivotal figure between the Elizabethans with their enthusiasm for architecture and genealogy, and the Jacobeans with their love of books and artists. A Roman Catholic, Lord Lumley married the daughter of the 12th Earl of Arundel, and divided his time between his ancestral seat at Lumley Castle in County Durham and Nonsuch Palace in Surrey. Lacking an heir and excluded from a political role, Lumley directed his considerable energies into antiquarian pursuits, memorials, and the collecting activities that are spectacularly recorded in his Inventory.
As Sir Roy Strong writes in the Foreword, this publication fills 'a major lacuna in Elizabethan studies and one that could only satisfactorily be remedied by a team of scholars knowledgeable not only about painting but also genealogy, sculpture, furniture, interior decoration, heraldry, gardens and architecture'. Mark Evans, Senior Curator of Paintings at the V&A, heads a team of fifteen leading scholars who have examined all aspects of this fascinating manuscript.
The first part comprises an account of the contents of Lumley Castle, copies of verses and inscriptions displayed there, transcripts of deeds and other records related to the Lumleys, and four richly illuminated genealogical trees. It was Lord Lumley's fascination with pedigrees and portraits that elicited King James's famous quip, 'I didna ken Adam's ither name was Lumley'.
The second part includes a series of drawings in ink, wash and watercolour of fountains and other garden ornaments at Nonsuch, marble-topped tables, the funerary monuments of Lumley and his wives at the nearby parish church in Cheam, and views of Lumley Castle. The Inventiry takes its name from its list of Lumley's collection of almost three hundred paintings, then one of the largest in existence, many of which are attributed to named artists and more than fifty of which are identifiable today, making it one of the most important surviving documentary sources for Tudor art and collecting.
This edition includes the first complete, full-scale colour facsimile of the text and decorated pages of the manuscript, together with twelve essays by fifteen leading authorities on Elizabethan art, patronage, collecting, heraldry, furniture and gardwen decoration, with more than eighty comparative illustrations, many in colour. It is more than ninety years since a transcript of the inventory alone was published by the Walpole Society, and this long-anticipated facsimile and in-depth scholarly appreciation is a major contribution to Renaissance studies.
The large format of the publication is 44 x 30 cm. The book comprises 168 pages printed to the highest standard and bound in full buckram. This edition is privately printed for the Roxburghe Club, which has agreed to make 250 copies available for sale from Maggs Bros.
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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).
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- 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)