Guide to the Andrew Bell prints Collection circa 1780-1810
Cage 5046

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Bell, Andrew, 1726-1809.
Title
Andrew Bell prints Collection
ID
Cage 5046
Date [inclusive]
circa 1780-1810
Extent
1.0 folder
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of three intaglio prints by Andrew Bell (1726-1809).

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Andrew Bell prints collection Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of three intaglio prints by Andrew Bell (1726-1809). All three were published as illustrations in an unidentified book or books, but were removed from the volumes at an unknown date. Andrew Bell produced illustrations for the earliest editions of Encyclopaedia Britannica and also for William Smellie's English translation of Buffon's Natural History, General and Particular. These items are most likely from an 18th-century edition of the latter title.

The dimensions of the leaves are approximately 12.5 x 21 cm.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2012

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

J. J. Richlin donated these three items to the Washington State University Libraries, circa 1980s.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Cheryl Gunselman.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Howitt and Hills prints collection, 1798-1816 (SC 9): http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc/finders/sc009.htm

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Intaglio prints
  • Prints (visual works)

Subject(s)

  • Animals in art
  • Fine Arts
  • Zoological illustration

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Collection Inventory

 1 Walrus (labeled Plate CCL) 

 2 White or Polar Bear (labeled Plate CCLXXIX) 

 3 Bison (labeled Plate CLVVIII)