Lorrain, Claude, and Richard Earlom
'LIBER VERITATIS; OR A COLLECTION OF PRINTS AFTER THE ORIGINAL DESIGNS OF CLAUDE LE LORRAIN; IN THE COLLECTION OF HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE. EXECUTED BY RICHARD EARLOM, IN THE MANNER AND TASTE OF THE DRAWINGS. TO WHICH IS ADDED A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF EACH PRINT; TOGETHER WITH THE NAMES OF THOSE FOR WHOM, AND THE PLACES FOR WHICH, THE ORIGINAL PICTURES WERE FIRST PAINTED ... AND THE PRESENT POSSESSORS OF MANY OF THE ORIGINAL PICTURES'. LONDON: MESSRS. BOYDELL & CO., PRINTED BY W.BULMER & CO., [N.D., CA. 1840]
3 volumes, folio (16 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.; 420 x 292mm). 2 mezzotint portraits of Claude and Earlom, 1 stipple-engraved portrait of John Boydell, 300 etchings with mezzotint, all printed in bistre, all by Earlom after Claude. Nineteenth century half red morocco and marbled paper covered boards, spines with raised bands in six compartments, green and brown morocco lettering pieces to the second and third, others with repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges edges; rubbing to morocco and boards with some loss.
Peabody Institute (bookplates to front pastedowns, inked stamp on titles and verso of each plate)
Abbey 'Life' 200; Brunet III:1169; Cohen-De Ricci 242; Lowndes II:1398