The Works of Jonathan Richardson. Containing I. The Theory of Painting. II. Essay on the Art of Criticism. III. The Science of a Connoisseur . . . The Whole intended as a Supplement to the Anecdotes of Painters and Engravers. JONATHAN RICHARDSON.

The Works of Jonathan Richardson. Containing I. The Theory of Painting. II. Essay on the Art of Criticism. III. The Science of a Connoisseur . . . The Whole intended as a Supplement to the Anecdotes of Painters and Engravers.

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

Description

4to, 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.

Price: $500.00

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