Historical information

This book contains a number of plates taken from paintings by Raphael, Poussin, Da Vinci Ferrari, Perugino and numerous engravers including J Cooper J L Williams W. Meason and H Shaw. As well as the large number of plates there is also much ornamentation on initial letters medallions and margins. It was a gift to George Rolfe who resided for many years in Warrnambool. He owned the property of Lyndoch and later purchased Shipley.


A tangible link to one of the early citizens of Warrnambool.

Physical description

Light brown cover with red, blue and gold embellishments. Pages edged in gold. Numerous plates taken from engravings on wood, throughout the book.

Inscriptions & markings

Bessie Wordsworth Xmas 1887from*****.
George Rolfe with much love from his affectionate cousin * * Turner * 8th 1915.