The Beggar’s Opera by Hogarth and Blake. A Portfolio Compiled by Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis and Philip Hofer.

The Beggar’s Opera by Hogarth and Blake. A Portfolio Compiled by Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis and Philip Hofer.
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Cambridge: Harvard University Press and New Haven: Yale University Press, 1965. Elephant folio, with 11 plates, and text printed in a separate pamphlet (oblong royal 8vo) of 28 pp. with illustrations. Original folding cloth box slightly worn. Blake’s one plate included in Hogarth’s Works 1790 is well known and here present in the seventh and final state. This portfolio contains reproductions of the original drawing, six oil paintings, and 3 states of the engraving. The final plate is a print pulled from the original plate (then in the Hofer collection). Bentley, Blake Books, 475 I. Essick, William Blake’s Commercial Book Illustrations, XX. (Item Id: 100242)

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