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The Analysis of Beauty

Hogarth, William (1697-1764, British)

Letterpress text. The plates are signed as "Designed, Engraved, and Publish’d by Wm. Hogarth, March 5th 1753"

William Hogarth (1697-1764),  The Analysis of Beauty (2 prints pasted in book), 1753  Engraving and etching on laid paper

William Hogarth

The Analysis of Beauty (two prints tipped in front and back of book)



Date: 1753, first edition
Publisher: “London: Printed by J. Reeves for the Author, And Sold by him at his House in Leicester-Fields. MDCCLIII.” (from the title page)
Dimensions: 260 x 215 mm.  10 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. (book), 385 x 497 mm.  15 1/8 x 19 5/8 in. (Plate I, tipped in front cover), 425 x 530 mm.  16 3/4 x 20 7/8 in. (Plate II, tipped in back cover)
Reference: Paulson 195-196
Provenance: Godfrey G. Roundell Greene (1888-1956) bookplate; Maggs Bros, London; 1996 to Herbert M. Schiller, M.D. 
Impression: Very fine
Condition: Both excellent; folded as expected to fit within the dimensions of the book, a few small splits along the folds in both prints, bound in 18th c. leather boards showing wear