The Complete Works of William Hogarth: In a Series of One Hundred and Fifty Steel Engravings, from the Original Pictures
Place Published: London
Publisher: The London Printing and Publishing Company, Limited
Date Published: Circa 1860
Edition: First edition thus
Binding: Leather bound
Book Id: 41345
201pp. Quarto [31 cm] 3/4 burgundy red leather with matching cloth over boards, raised bands, and a gilt stamped title on the spine. Marbled text block edges and endpapers. Good plus. Heavily rubbed at the extremities. The leather of the spine is a bit chipped. The text block is cracked at the beginning. The engravings are offset on the opposite pages. Missing a plate at p. 188, and a plate at p. 199. Else, all plates present.
Descriptive letterpress by the Rev. J. Trusler, and E. F. Roberts. Engravings portraying scenes from Marriage-A-La-Mode, Industry and Idleness, The Rake's Progress, The Harlot's Progress, Times of the Day, The Election, Beer Street and Gin Lane, France and England, The Four Stages of Cruelty, Hudibras, Genre and Conversation Pictures, and Illustrations to Don Quixote. Includes a biography of Hogarth.