30 April 2008
KNIGHT, Richard Payne (1751-1824). An Analytical Inquiry into the Principles of Taste. London: T. Payne and J. White, 1805.
8° (210 x 126mm). (Occasional light spotting, chip to H3.) Contemporary olive green half calf, marbled edges. FIRST EDITION of Knight's great work on aesthetics, confirming his reputation as the arbiter of national taste. Lowndes II, 1284.
Together with a copy of the second edition, also published in 1805, and a 'new edition' of Burke's Philosophical Enquiry into the ... Sublime and Beautiful (London, 1798). (3)
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