Title: An Inquiry Into The Beauties of Painting; ...
Publisher: J. Dodsley, London
Publication Date: 1769
200, 123, and 155 pages. Demi 8vo, 17 x 11 cm. Third edition of "An Inquiry," originally published 1760, and first editions of following two titles. Born in Ireland, the author spent most of his mature years in Bath. His theoretical works on art had considerable vogue for a time. The three titles here bound in one volume comprise his most notable oeuvre. Book Label of C. Frost Bookseller, Bristol and inked ownership inscription, Oxford University dated 1820. BRUNET Vol. VI, no.9230. Hinges cracked but firm, corner wear, backstrip worn and foot and with slight loss at head, raised bands, gilt floral panel designs, red leather spine label, publisher adverts at rear. Contemporary full brown calf. 3 vols. in one. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 16404
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