The Works of William Hogarth, from the Original Plates restored by James Heath; with the addition of many subjects not before collected: to which are prefixed, a biographical essay on the genius and productions of Hogarth, and explanations of the subjects of the plates, by John Nichols.

London: Baldwin & Craddock, 1837. hardcover. Frontispiece portrait and 156 fine engravings of the highest quality, printed on 116 plates. ix, [1], 42pp of text printed in double columns. Elephant folio, 19th century 3/4 leather over marbled boards with ornate gilt-stamped spine, a.e.g. (binding worn but sound; title page is damaged and mounted on heavy stock; one plate repaired on verso well outside of image area, otherwise plates are remarkably clean). London: Baldwin & Craddock, (no date, circa 1837).

A very nice copy of this scarce and beautifully printed book. This copy includes 2 of the 3 suppressed plates (Before & After) loose in a hidden pocket at rear. The publication date is derived from one of the final plates "Charity in the Cellar," dated 1837.

Price: $4,000.00

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