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Lot 1412: 2V Edmond Malone THE WORKS OF SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS 1797 First Edition Antique English Art History Engraved Frontispiece Portrait Flanders & Holland Travel Du Fresnoy
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Knt. Late President of the Royal Academy: Containing His Discourses, Idlers, a Journey to Flanders and Holland, (Now First Published,) and His Commentary on Du Fresnoy's Art of Painting; Printed from His Revised Copies, (with His Last Corrections and Additions,) in Two Volumes. To Which is Prefixed an Account of the Life and Writings of the Author, by Edmond Malone, Esq. One of His Executors.
Author: Edmund Malone - Edmond Malone (4 October 1741 – 25 May 1812) was an Irish Shakespearean scholar and editor of the works of William Shakespeare. He was friendly with Sir Joshua Reynolds, and sat for a portrait now in the National Portrait Gallery. He was one of Reynolds' executors, and published a posthumous collection of his works (1798) with a memoir. Horace Walpole, Edmund Burke, George Canning, Oliver Goldsmith, Lord Charlemont, and, at first, George Steevens, were among Malone's friends. [Courtesy Wikipedia], Joshua Reynolds - Sir Joshua Reynolds RA FRS FRSA (16 July 1723 – 23 February 1792) was an influential eighteenth-century English painter, specializing in portraits. He promoted the "Grand Style" in painting which depended on idealization of the imperfect. He was a founder and first president of the Royal Academy of Arts, and was knighted by George III in 1769. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Printed for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 9" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: These are the complete writings of Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), with a biography by Edmund Malone.
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this work. The antique volumes have leather backstrips and separated marbled paper-covered boards. The first volume has a split binding in several places. The second volume has a solid text block. There is a frontispiece portrait of the author in the first volume. The pages show mild age toning.
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