Title: The Discourses of Sir Joshua Reynolds: ...
Publisher: James Carpenter, London
Publication Date: 1842
Edition: First edition.
279 pp. 4to, eleven full-page plates plus title in sepia and black and white.Fifteen discourses in total. On July 13, 1789 Reynolds' eyesight suddenly failed, and from that time on he practically ceased painting, but continued his interest in the Royal Academy. In December of 1789 he delivered his fifteenth and last discourse at the Royal Academy [see: BRYAN'S DICTIONARY OF PAINTERSAND ENGRAVERS, Vol.IV, p219]. Toning to plates, generally confined to margins. Text mainly fresh and clean save for first few and least leaves. Backstrip chipped head and foot. Later 19th century navy cloth decorated in blind. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 11519
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