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Book Description

Undated, c. 1880 Matching set of 6 hardbound Divisions, each 32 x 24cm. Div. I (xviii, plus 72 pages): frontis portrait of Hogarth with his dog; then an introductory essay by James Hannay and a brief biography of Hogarth, followed by the text of Marriage-A-La-Mode and part of Industry and Idleness. Div. II (pages are numbered from 65 – 104; i.e. duplicating the latter pages of Div 1): continues Industry and Idleness, then The Rake’s Progress, There is a mark on the back cover of Div 2. Div III (xiv pp, then pages are numbered from 105 – 136): Essay: Hogarth as a Satirist, then The Harlot’s Progress, The Times of the Day, The Election, Beer Street and Gin Lane, The Four Stages of Cruelty and the first page of Hudibras for Plate I Frontispiece. There is a mark on the back cover of Div 3. Div IV (from Plate II to Plate XII of Hudibras, then pages are numbered from 149 to 164): begins part way through Genre and Conversation Pictures. Div V (pages are numbered from 165 to 186): continues Genre and Conversation Pictures, then Illustrations to Don Quixote and Miscellaneous Pieces. Div VI (Contents – 2 page list, then pages are numbered from 187 to 201): continues and completes Miscellaneous Pieces. The texts accompanying each series of works are printed on antique paper; illustrated throughout with full page steel engravings (black and white). Brown cloth boards with bevelled edges. Each front board decoratively bordered in gilt, red & black, with a central gilt portrait of Hogarth with palette, brushes & sketchbooks, over a gilt botanical motif. Spines also decorated. Yellow endpapers, all gilt page edges. All engravings are guarded with plain paper. Engravings, pages and yellow endpapers are clean, the paper guards generally have shadowing from the illustrations.
Dealer Notes
Combined unpackaged weight is 7.2 kg
Author Hannay, Trusler & Roberts
Publisher William Mackenzie, London
Condition Slight wear to board edges and corners bumped.

Price: £380.00

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