Hogarth Illustrated. 2-vol. set (Complete): Ireland, John Hogarth Illustrated. 2-vol. set (Complete): Ireland, John

Hogarth Illustrated. 2-vol. set (Complete)

Ireland, John

Published by J. and J. Boydell, London, 1793
Condition: g+ Hardcover

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Quarto. [14], CXXIII, [1], 222, [8], 357, [3], 8pp. 19th-century 3/4 calf over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering and tooling on spines. All paper edges marbled. Previous owner's Ex-libris on inside of each front board (Henry Corbet Singleton*). Marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece and additional engraved title in each volume. Originally published in 1791, this striking set reproduces William Hagart's work including engravings of Marriage A La Mode, Industry and Idleness, The Rake's Progress, The Harlot's Progress, Times of the Day, The Election, Beer Street and Gin Lane, France and England, The Four Stages of Cruelty, Hudibras, Genre and Conversation Pictures, Illustrations to Don Quixote and many other miscellaneous pieces. Moderate rubbing and discoloration along edges of bindings. Sporadic light foxing throughout. Frontispiece and additional engraved title of first volume repaired along edges. Lower half of page 183/184 of second volume cut out, thus affecting text. Binding in overall good, interior in good+ condition. * Henry Corbet Singleton (1806-1872) was a magistrate and Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Meath, Ireland.About the artist: William Hogarth (1697-1764) was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist who has been credited with pioneering western sequential art. His work ranged from realistic portraiture to comic strip-like series of pictures called "modern moral subjects". Knowledge of his work is so pervasive that satirical political illustrations in this style are often referred to as "Hogarthian". Bookseller Inventory # 38611

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Title: Hogarth Illustrated. 2-vol. set (Complete)

Publisher: J. and J. Boydell, London

Publication Date: 1793

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:g+

Edition: Second corrected

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