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Graphic Illustrations Of Hogarth, From Pictures, Drawings, And Scarce Prints In The Possession Of Samuel Ireland, Author Of This Work; Of A Picturesque Tour Through Holland, Brabant, &c. And Of The Picturesque Beauties Of The Rivers Thames And Medway. (Vol. II.)
London:: Published By R. Faulder, New Bond Street; And J. Egerton, Whitehall., M DCC XCIV. (- 1799.)
2 vols.; 231 mm. (Quarto.)
Vol. I: xvi, 183,  p.,  pl. (incl. frontis. port.) (pl. facing p. 147 is folded):  illus. The pl. are unnumbered - apart from those facing pp. 25, 31, 35, 41, which are numbered '1-4', and the five small images on the pl. facing p. 47, 51, which are numbered '1-2' and '3-5'. - Vol. II: xix, [i], 150 p.,  pl. (incl. frontis. port.). The pl. are unnumbered - apart from the seven facing pp. 21, 25, 27, 29, which are numbered '1-7', and the two facing p.47, which are numbered 'I, II'.
Vol. I: [Half-t., frontis. (port.), t.p.] - Preface - Prints Contained In This Work: To Which Are Added The Prices That many Of The Original Impressions Have Sold For - [Text, with pl.]. - Vol. II: [Half-t., frontis. (port.), t.p.] - Preface - Prints Contained In This Volume - Prints Contained In A Former Volume Of This Work ... - [Text, with pl.].
In both volumes most plates are signed as painted, drawn or designed by William Hogarth. Those in Volume I are signed as engraved by Samuel Ireland, A.M. Ireland or Jane Ireland; those in Volume II, as engraved by Phillips, T. Ryder, Le Coeur, Whesell, Rosenburg, Merigot, Jane I., C. Apostool, Skelton, Brome, Sam. Ireland, Sykes, Barlow. The frontispiece portrait of Volume II names the source-artist, Roubiliac.
Most plates in Volume II carry the publisher's imprint of S. Ireland.
The in-text illustrations of Volume I (on pp. 29, 149) are unsigned.
The imprint of the second volume adds the name of the publisher 'B. White, Fleet Street'.
The versos of the front loose endpapers are stamped 'Clarke & Bedford'.
ESTC, T142250, T1915.
R. Paulson, Hogarth (3 v., 1991-3).
E. Einberg, Manners and morals: Hogarth and British painting 1700-1760 [exhibition catalogue] (1987).
The variant title on the title-page of the second volume reads 'Pictures And Drawings' in place of 'Pictures, Drawings, And Scarce Prints', and 'Thames, Medway, Avon, Wye, &c. Vol. II.' in place of 'Thames And Medway'. The publication-date of Volume II is given on the title page as 1799, and most plates also carry the date of May 1 1799; but some carry the date of June 1 1797.
A few plates are aquatints (Vol. I, pp. 25, 31, 35, 41, 123, 127, 173; Vol. II. pp. 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 33, 45, 77, 135).
An electronic reproduction was published in 2003 (Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thomson Gale). A microfilm copy was published in 1986 (Woodbridge, CT: Research Publications).
19th-century calf; gilt-decorated spines, red and brown morocco spine-labels lettered 'Illustrations Of Hogarth Ireland. - Vol. I. (II.)' and 'R.A.'
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