The Works Of William Hogarth, (Including The "Analysis Of Beauty,") Elucidated By Descriptions, Critical, Moral, And Historical; Founded on the most Approved Authorities. To Which Is Prefixed Some Account Of His Life. - By Thomas Clerk. - In Two Volumes. Vol. I. (II.) -

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London:: Printed For R. Scholey, 46, Paternoster-Row. -, 1821.

Physical Description

2 vols.; 238 mm. (Octavo.)

General Note

Vol. I: v, [7], 203, [1] p., add. engr., pl. 1-55 [i.e. 52 pl.]. There are bis pl. 47; there are no pl. 27, 37, 38, 43. Plates 45, 46 are bound in after pl. 47. - Vol. II: [2], 96, [184] p., add. engr., pl. 56-89, 88, 89. Plates 90, 91 are misnumbered as '88', '89'. Plate 84 is misnumbered as '27'.


Vol. I: [Add., t.p.] - Preface - Contents Of The First Volume - The Binder Is Desired ... - [Text and plates]; [colophon]. - Vol. II: [Add., t.p.] - Contents Of The Second Volume - [Text and plates]; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

All plates are signed as painted or drawn by Hogarth, apart from the added engraved title-plate of Volume I and plate 84 (misnumbered '27') of Volume II. All are signed as engraved by T. Clerk or D.B. Pyet.

Each carries the publisher's imprint of Robert Scholey.

The printer is named on the versos of the title pages and in the colophons: 'W. Wilson, Printer, 4, Greville-Street, Hatton-Garden, London.'


In Volume I is loosely inserted a printed card, which reads, 'J.W. Perrin. Medallist, (1st. Silver) Royal Academy of Arts. "My Nook," Station Side, South Woodham, Chelmsford, Essex.' This has been inscribed in ink, 'With 's Compt. 21.2.34.'

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, green embossed-papered boards; black morocco spine-labels lettered 'Hogarth's Works'.

Name as Subject


British - Social life and customs - Great Britain - History - 18th century
Satires - Narrative art - Great Britain - 18th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century


William Hogarth, source artist
T. Clerk, engraver
D. B. Pyet, engraver
Robert Scholey, publisher
William Wilson, printer
J. W. Perrin, previous owner