An Inquiry into the Requisite Cultivation and Present State of the Arts of Design in England. Prince Hoare, separate plate.

An Inquiry into the Requisite Cultivation and Present State of the Arts of Design in England.

1806. London: Richard Phillips, 1806.

The frontispiece engraved by Blake after Joshua Reynolds.

§ The book has always been scarce (I sold my last copy in 1995 for $850) and this is the only example of the frontispiece available as a separate plate that I have seen. Bentley 474. Essick, William Blake’s Commercial Book Illustrations, XLVIII. Item #100895

Price: $875.00

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