The Book: The Heath Family Engravers 1779-1878
Volume 1
James Heath ARA

Written by John Heath.  Published by Scolar Press 1993.  ISBN 0 85967 908 X (Volume 1 & 2)  ISBN 0 85967 956 (Volume 1 only)


Introduction.  Page 7.
Chapter 1.  The Engraver and His Trade.  Page 13.
Chapter 2.  James Heath's Techniques and Relationships.  Page 29.
Chapter 3.  Business Methods and Earnings.  Page 39.
Chapter 4.  Domestic Life and Other Interests.  Page 45.
References.  Page 51.
Bibliography.  Page 57.
Annex A.  James Heath's account of his early friendship with Sir Thomas Lawrence PRA.  Page 61.
Annex B.  Known Portraits of James Heath.  Page 63.
Annex C.  A Genealogy of the Heath Engravers and their Artist Descendants.  Page 66.
Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of James Heath.  Page 67.
References.  Page 67.
Catalogue Entries.  Page 70.
Index of Catalogue Entries.  Page 239

It should be noted that a considerable part of this volume is a detailed list of many of the quality publications from 1779 to 1834 (predominantly published in London).  Each entry is listed giving: book title, for each Heath engraving the name of artist engraved after, caption of each Heath engraving and page reference, size of engraving, names of other engravers in the publication, name of publisher, source location and references, general notes where applicable.  In addition to entries for book publications there are also entries for some of the larger engravings where they were published as engravings in their own right.

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