Publisher: (London): T. and J. Egerton; J. Debrett; R. Faulder and W. Miller [et al], 1792.
Edition: First collected edition, second state of the title-page.
Bibliographical References: Hazen, Strawberry Hill, page 65; and see Hazen, page 83 for discussion of the "forged" title-page vignette.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; fine copy in a handsome contemporary binding.
Book ID: 25846
Description4to, contemporary calf, red and black morocco labels, gilt rules, decorations and lettering. Frontis and 11 plates. Bound without the half-title.
Comments¶ The important essays by Jonathan Richardson, the elder (1665-1745), published together for the first time, as a supplement and complement to Walpole's Anecdotes of Painters and Engravers (Strawberry Hill, 1762-1771). Richardson's work is regarded as one of the first books in English on collecting and connoisseurship. ¶ The second state of the title-page does not have "Printed at Strawberry Hill" above the imitation vignette; the imprint does not contain "B. White and Son" and there are directions to the binder following the contents, which are not present in the first state.