The Works of William Hogarth; Containing One Hundred and Fifty-Eight Engravings, by Mr. Cooke and Mr. Davenport; with Descriptions, in which are Pointed Out Many Beauties that have Hitherto Escaped Notice, with a Comment on their Moral Tendency.

The Works of William Hogarth; Containing One Hundred and Fifty-Eight Engravings, by Mr. Cooke and Mr. Davenport; with Descriptions, in which are Pointed Out Many Beauties that have Hitherto Escaped Notice, with a Comment on their Moral Tendency.
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London: Printed for J. Goodwin, Upper Thames Street, 1824. Two vols., 4to., [x], 149, [8]; [iv], 158, with 158 engravings. Contemporary full blue straight-grain morocco, roll-tooled in blind and gilt. Gilt paneled backstrip with title stamped in gilt, and gilt dentelles, a.e.g. Edges and corners of boards are slightly rubbed, some rubbing at joints, minor foxing confined mostly to pages facing plates; very good. First edition thus: newly revised and corrected. William Hogarth (1697-1764) was a painter and engraver, sometimes described as the father of British painting, though not the earliest English-born painter of note. His work typically was of social utility, and exemplified morally inflected realism. Cook and Davenport capture the essence and depth of his work in these two volumes with 158 rich engravings. (Item Id: 106492)

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