Rogerus Payne

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Roger Payne, bookbinder, shown whole length leaning over to the left as he puts a book into a book press in his workroom; on the floor at his feet other books. He is a very thin, frail looking man with hollow cheeks. The room is otherwise empty and in disrepair with cracks in the walls. To the right is a fire blazing in a fireplace with cups and bowls on the mantel, a cup on the grate, and others on the sill of a casement window (left).

  • Printmaker: Harding, Sylvester, 1745-1809, printmaker.
  • Title: Rogerus Payne [graphic] : natuus vindesor MDCCXXXIX, denatus Londin [sic], MDCCLXXXXVII, effigiem hanc graphicum solertis bibliopegi dedit / etch’d by S. Harding No. 127 Pall Mall, March 1, 1800.
  • Edition: [2nd state with ‘and published” scratched from plate].
  • Published: [London: Thomas Payne, 1 March 1800]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Portraits P346 no. 1

Acquired August 2013

The bibliographical decameron…

Cover: The bibliographical decameron; or, Ten days pleasant discourse...Dibdin, Thomas Frognall, 1776-1847

The bibliographical decameron; or, Ten days pleasant discourse upon illuminated manuscripts, and subjects connected with early engraving, typography, and bibliography. By the Rev. T.F. Dibdin …

Published: London : Printed for the author, by W. Bulmer and co., Shakspeare press, 1817.

113 D54 817

Inscribed in pencil: To J.W. Gillespie from Virginia Baldwin, Sept. 1921.

Title Page (Volume 1)Title Page (Volume 2)Title Page (Volume 3)Subject (Library of Congress): Illumination of books and manuscripts; Bibliography; Engraving; Printing; Bookbinding; Book collectors–Great Britain; Books–Prices.

Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: June, 2010