Engravings From Munich
This very large, impressive volume contains 66 beautiful engraved plates showing works by various artists including Reubens, Raphael and Wilkie. It was published in Munich by Piloty & Loehle, a publishing firm that specialised in lithographs between 1839 and 1866.
The original bookplate is still intact inside the book’s front cover; it states that this volume was donated to the library by A. Wheaton esq. A handwritten annotation states Poltimore’, suggesting that the book may have once been part of the library at this stately home near Broadclyst in Devon.
Restoration work funded by Frances Warwick and Teresa Curtis
This spectacular book has undergone a dramatic transformation through it's adoption. The beautiful, original marbled endpapers have been repaired and re-glued. The damaged corners have been repaired with paste and the leather has been replaced where it had worn away. The joins of the spine have been entirely replaced, meaning the heavy leather covers are no longer in danger of detaching. The most noticeable aspect of this book's restoration is in the colour of the leather covers; previously a murky brown, the leather has now been revealed as a lustrous, vibrant purple.
These measures have ensured that this treasure of Exeter's literary heritage is now protected and can safely be exhibited and enjoyed for many years to come.
Amount funded £350