Book Description

Two volumes bound in one stout royal 4to, viii, xciii, 1148 p., frontispiece-portrait of Edward Maltby engraved on copper by R. Cooper after H. Edridge, portrait of Thomas Morrell aet. 60, engraved on copper by James Basire after a drawing by William Hogarth.
Dealer Notes
The original edition by Morell published at Eton in 1762, here in a newly revised edition by Edward Maltby, Bishop of Durham, who is reputed to have worked on it for eleven years.
With Hogarth's portrait of Thomas Morell for the first edition. Hogarth, neighbour and close friend of Morell depicts the author, Handel librettist and musician, in the guise of a cynic philosopher with an organ in the background.
Author Morell, Thomas (1703-1784); Edward Maltby (1770-1859)
Date 1815
Binding Half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, rehinged
Publisher Cambridge: Typis Academicis, J. Smith,
Illustrator William Hogarth; James Basire; H. Edridge; R. Cooper
Condition Rehinged, fresh copy by the exception of some foxing to the portraits and a few leaves at front and back.

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