A Descriptive Catalogue of Rare Engravings in First States and Proofs forming the Collection at 40, Grosvenor Square of…
by (TENNANT, Sir Charles, 1st Baronet)
1 p.l., 110 pp. 4to, attractive modern green cloth, upper cover gilt, spine gilt, t.e.g. London: [Chiswick Press], 1898. Second edition, enlarged with recent acquisitions; limited to 75 copies. An earlier, smaller, edition appeared in 1884. Tennant (1823-1906), was a Scottish industrialist who greatly expanded the chemicals company started by his grandfather…He was one of the earliest provincial industrialists to become a major metropolitan figure, and held magnificent parties at his great house in Grosvenor Square."-ODNB. This catalogue enumerates Tennant's exceptional collection of hundreds of engravings by artists such as Rembrandt, Joshua Reynolds, and J.M.W. Turner. There is an index of artists at the end. Nice copy printed on fine paper. Inscribed by Tennant: "To Lord Ribblesdale from Charles Tennant, 1st May 1898." The 4th Baron Ribblesdale (1854-1925), was Tennant's son-in-law, who married his second daughter Charlotte in 1877. WorldCat locates only three copies in North America. (Inventory #: 6053)
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