The Monumental Effigies of Great Britain
London John Bowyer Nichols and Son, 25, Parliament-Street, Westminster; and by George Hollis, 4, Gloucester-Buildings, Walworth, 1840-1842
Two variant but linked volumes rebound in matching leather, black gilt lettered spine labels. Both have 61 unnumbered, etched plates, many of which are tinted or hand-coloured. Hand drafted title pages in each volume. Book 1. Hand drafted alphabetical index at the end. Original blue printed covers bound in at the end numbered 1-6 lacking no 5. There is additionally 2pp reprinted notes on the authors from the Gentleman's Magazine. Book 2. As with the first volume, all the printed plates are present. Book 2. With hand made frontis matching the design of the first book. In this version, there are 16 additional hand drawn plates by the Hollis' together with a hand written list of plates. It was intended that the work would appear every three months, and be completed in fifteen Parts, containing ten plates each, except for the last; which was to have five Plates and the Descriptive letter-press. Publication ceased with six parts because of the death of George Hollis early in 1842 followed by that of his son, Thomas, in 1843.