Sub title “Preceded by a critical view of the general hypotheses respecting beauty, by Hume, Hogarth, Burke, Knight, Alison, etc. and followed by a similar view of the hypotheses of beauty in sculpture and painting, by Leonardo da Vinci, Winckelmann, Mengs, Bossi, etc.”.
There are some 22 line drawings together with a frontispiece, each illustration having a protective tissue. One page is blank on pp 207/8; it has the tissue and the slightly thicker paper but without the drawing. The remainder of the pictures are in good condition. The drawings from life on paper are by Henry Howard.
Bohn hardback with no DJ. The boards are covered with black cloth and have an embossed pattern. The spine cover is completely detached; it too has the pattern and gilt lettering. The front board is stained and there is foxing and tanning throughout. The binding is in need of re-tightening. There is a label on the reverse of the front board.
In need of TLC but a nice book. It is heavy and some negotiation may be needed for postal charge.