London, South Kensington
1 June 2009
HOGARTH, William (1697-1764). The Original Works. London: John & Josiah Boydell, 1790 [but c.1805]. Large 2° (660 x 489mm). Letterpress title and list of contents. Engraved portrait frontispiece and 108 engraved plates on 84 sheets (duplicate of plate 83 printed on india paper and mounted, plates 94-97 and 99 printed on india paper and mounted) and 2 woodcut plates, 2 sheets watermarked 1802 and 2 sheets watermaked 1805. (Some light soiling, a number of plates with short marginal tears, frontispiece lightly creased). Contemporary half russia over marbled paper covered boards (extremities rubbed). Provenance: Jonathan Pytts (engraved armorial bookplate).
Third edition, later issue. Weitenkampf gives 1795 as the date of publication for this edition with 110 plates, but the watermarks show that it was being printed well into the 19th-century. Frank Weitenkampf, A Bibliography of William Hogarth, Cambridge, MA: 1890, p.5.
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