Lot 192: ART - William HOGARTH  (1697-1764).  The Analysis of Beauty. Written with a View of Fixing the Fluctuating Ideas of Taste. London: Printed by J. Reeves for the Author, 1753. 4to. Woodcut device on title, without the 2 plates which were sold separately (title lightly stained, some other spotting and staining). Contemporary half calf and marbled boards (worn, covers detached, later endpapers). Provenance: Henry Pelham, 1772 (signature on title). FIRST EDITION. With 9 other books including A Chronological Series of Engravers from the Invention of the Art to the Beginning of the Present Century (Cambridge, 1770, contemporary 2-page autograph letter on artist's marks, by an unidentified correspondent, loosely-inserted), William Gilpin's An Essay on Prints (London, 1792, 4th ed., unusual tree calf), the same author's Two Essays (London, 1804, wrappers) and 4 mid-20th-century auction catalogues. (6)

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Description: ART - William HOGARTH  (1697-1764).  The Analysis of Beauty. Written with a View of Fixing the Fluctuating Ideas of Taste. London: Printed by J. Reeves for the Author, 1753. 4to. Woodcut device on title, without the 2 plates which were sold separately (title lightly stained, some other spotting and staining). Contemporary half calf and marbled boards (worn, covers detached, later endpapers). Provenance: Henry Pelham, 1772 (signature on title). FIRST EDITION. With 9 other books including A Chronological Series of Engravers from the Invention of the Art to the Beginning of the Present Century (Cambridge, 1770, contemporary 2-page autograph letter on artist's marks, by an unidentified correspondent, loosely-inserted), William Gilpin's An Essay on Prints (London, 1792, 4th ed., unusual tree calf), the same author's Two Essays (London, 1804, wrappers) and 4 mid-20th-century auction catalogues. (6)
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