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Roxburghe Club publications are produced in two states. Each member of the Club receives a copy bound in half calf. In the list of members of the Club, each recipient's name is printed in red ink. Normally, not more than 42 copies are printed in this form. Additionally a member can print up to 300 copies of the title usually bound in cloth. These are available for sale, usually through the antiquarian bookdealers listed below.

Maggs Brothers, 48 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DR
Telephone: + 44 (0) 20 7493 7160
Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7499 2007
Email: robert@maggs.com
Attention of: Robert Harding

Bernard Quaritch Limited, 40 South Audley Street, London W1K 2PR
Telephone: + 44 (0) 20 7297 4888
Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7297 4866
Email: rarebooks@quaritch.com

Henry Sotheran Limited, 2 Sackville Street, Piccadilly, London W1S 3DP
Telephone: + 44 (0) 20 7439 6151
Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7434 2019
Email: books@sotherans.co.uk

A DYNASTY OF DEALERS: JOHN SMITH AND SUCCESSORS, 1801-1924. A STUDY OF THE ART MARKET IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY LONDON.

Sale Notes

£250 (+p&p)

The book measures 300 x 248 mm, and comprises 464 pages, printed to the highest standard on archival-quality Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper. This edition is privately printed for the Roxburghe Club, which has agreed to make 250 copies available for sale at £250.00 plus postage and packing. The book, ISBN 978 1 901902 10 5, is available from Maggs Bros. Ltd.

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Maggs Bros Ltd.

Notes

A Dynasty of Dealers: John Smith and Successors 1801–1924 is a study of the art market for Dutch and Flemish pictures in nineteenth-century London, based on 564 unpublished letters between the art dealer John Smith, his sons and their customers, and also on the Smith firm’s business books, which are now located in the Victoria and Albert Museum. His customers included the Prince Regent (later George IV), the Duke of Wellington, Lords Bute, Lansdowne and Northwick, Sir Robert Peel, Sir Charles Bagot, Ralph Bernal and William Beckford, as well as members of the Baring, Hope and Rothschild banking families, and the firm dealt in works by such artists as Rembrandt, Vermeer and Rubens. For around seventy years John Smith’s firm acted as a leading London dealer, and had curatorial responsibility for Lord Ellesmere’s celebrated collection of pictures at Bridgewater House, St James’s, a role that lasted for three generations, and a lesser role for Lord Ashburton’s collection at Bath House, Piccadilly, which lasted as many. Smith was also the author of the pioneering Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish, and French Painters substantial volumes covering forty-one artists, published between 1829 and 1842.

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