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SKETCHES FROM NATURE ...
Sketches from nature, in high preservation, by the most honorable masters; containing upwards of one hundred portraits, or characters, of the most conspicuous persons in the kingdom: amongst which are ... and above sixty others. With explanatory and impartial strictures. The seventh edition. With an appendix, containing several additional characters.
London: printed for G. Kearsley, 1779.
47, [3], 51--68 p. ; 25.8 cm. (4º)

Anonymous. The edition statement reading 'The Seventh Edition. With an Appendix, containing several additional Characters' precedes the title on the title-page. The appendix is addressed to Sir Joshua Reynolds by 'The Collector'. This political satire went through fifteen editions in 1779, by which time the work had 'upwards of one hundred and ten portraits' and the appendix was extended by forty additional characters. ESTC t118014.

Copy Notes Bound first with Alexander Pope, The new Dunciad, 1742 (q.v.).

Binding C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-ruled spine, black spine-label gilt-lettered 'Sketches Fron Nature // Dunciad', numbered '45' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 577


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