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Midas; Or, A Serious Inquiry Concerning Taste And Genius; Including A Proposal For The Certain Advancement Of The Elegant Arts. To Which Is Added, By Way Of Illustration, A Fragment Of Ancient History. By Anthony Fisgrave, Ll. D.

Anthony Fisgrave

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London:: Printed for John Murray, 32, Fleet Street; And A. Constable And Co. Edinburgh., 1808.

Physical Description

xvi, 208 p.; 170 mm. (Octavo.)


[T.p.] - An Epistle, Prefatory And Dedicatory, To A Great Connoisseur - [Text]; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

The printer is named on the title-page verso and in the colophon: 'C. Whittingham, Printer, (103) Goswell Street.'


A preliminary leaf is inscribed in ink, 'Bequest of Sr Aug Callcott.'

Binding Note

19th-century quarter green morocco, red cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'Fisgrave's Midas.' and 'R.A.'


Aesthetics - Taste (aesthetics) - Genius (creative ability) - Art - Arts
Essays - Great Britain - 19th century