An Inquiry into the Requisite Cultivation and Present State of the Arts of Design in England.
by Hoare, Prince. Blake, William.
8vo. London: Richard Phillips, 1806. 8vo, xxiv, 270pp, ii (publisher's booklist), with Blake's engraved frontispiece of Sir Joshua Reynolds design " The Graphic Muse". Original blue-grey boards, spine slightly darkened and worn at edges, First edition, a very scarce book, especially in boards. With the bookplates of Gilbert Redgrave and George Goyder : there are also signatures of Sir Edward Hoare, an early owner, on the title page and other pages. Bentley, Blake Books 474. (Inventory #: 108751)
Books and manuscripts in all fields, especially medieval illuminated and text manuscripts; material on California, Hawaii, and Pacific voyages; illustrated books and fine bindings from the 15th through the 20th century; children's books from 1750 to 1950; and fine press printing. William Blake, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Frognall Dibdin are special interests.
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