Beauty; Illustrated Chiefly By an Analysis and Classification of Beauty in Woman
by Walker, Alexander
London: Effingham Wilson, 1836. Large Octavo. xxiii [i] 395pp., (1)p. Publisher's Ad, 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, Winckemann, Mengs, Bossi, etc. Illustrated with 24 drawings by Henry Howard of drawn on stone by M. Gauci and R.J. Lane. Bound in 3/4 dark blue morocco over marbled paper covered boards and endpapers, raised bands, compartments fully lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, light rubbing and a few scratched to binding, occasional spots of foxing. A very nice copy.
(Inventory #: 021187)
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