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William Hogarth: Painter, Engraver, and Philosopher. Essays On The Man, the Work, and the Time. By George Augustus Sala. With Illustrations.

George Augustus Sala

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London:: Smith, Elder & Co., 65, Cornhill., 1866. [The right of Translation is reserved.]

Physical Description

[6], 318, [2] p., frontis., [4]pl.: [1] illus.;190 mm. (Octavo.)


[Half-t., frontis., t.p.] - Contents - List Of Illustrations - [Text and pl.] - [Publisher's adverisement].

Responsibility Note

The plates are unsigned. The printer is named on the verso of the title page: 'London: Printed By Smith, Elder And Co., Old Bailey, E.C.'


On Sala see P.D. Edwards, Dickens's 'young men' (1997); R. Straus, Sala (1942).

Summary Note

Most plates are after works by Hogarth.


The front pastedown carries the 19th-century armorial book-plate of 'JJF', incorporating the motto, 'Cordi Dat Animus Alas'. The verso of the front free-endpaper is inscribed in ink, 'S.A.H.', i.e. S.A. Hart, librarian of the Royal Academy 1864-81. Purchased for RA Library in 1879 (see RA Annual Report for 1879, p. 47).

Binding Note

19th-century brown cloth, upper and lower covers decorated with floral motif, upper cover lettered 'William Hogarth'; spine lettered 'William Hogarth - George A. Sala, 'R.A.' and 'Smith, Elder & Co.'

Name as Subject


British - Artists - Painters - Social life and customs - Great Britain - History - 18th century
Biography - Art history - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century


William Hogarth, source artist
Smith, Elder and Company (London), publisher, printer