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A New Book of Cyphers

  • Object:

    Design for a cipher

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1729 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sympson, Samuel (engraver)
    Clark, J. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving

  • Museum number:

    E.415-1952

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 94, shelf B, box 25

Physical description

Print from a set including a title-page, advertisement and 100 plates, full-bound in calf, the spine gold tooled, marbled endpapers.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1729 (published)

Artist/maker

Sympson, Samuel (engraver)
Clark, J. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving

Dimensions

Height: 15.2 cm approx., Width: 10.8 cm approx., Height: 16.5 cm volume, Width: 14 cm volume

Object history note

The advertisement at the front of this volume gives the names of 71 contemporary engravers recommending the work. The Victoria and Albert Museum Library has an undated edition published by J. Bowles & Son; the British Museum Library has three copies, dated 1726, 1736 and [1750?].

Descriptive line

Plate from a set including a title-page, advertisement and 100 plates, full-bound in a volume, comprising a set entitled 'A New Book of Cyphers...' by Samuel Sympson, engraved and published by J. Clark, London, 1729.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1952. London: HMSO, 1963.

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Engraving

Categories

Printed pages & sheets; Prints; Designs; Writing

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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