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

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

1806. London: Richard Phillips, 1806.

8vo, xxiv, 270pp, ii (publisher's booklist), with Blake's engraved frontispiece of Sir Joshua Reynolds design " The Graphic Muse". Original blue-grey boards, spine slightly darkened and worn at edges,

§ First edition, a very scarce book, especially in boards. With the bookplates of Gilbert Redgrave and George Goyder : there are also signatures of Sir Edward Hoare, an early owner, on the title page and other pages. Bentley, Blake Books 474. Item #108751

Price: $2,750.00

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