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CLUBBE, John (1703?--1773)
Physiognomy; being a sketch only of a larger work upon the same plan: wherein the different tempers, passions, and manners of men, will be particularly considered. By the editor of the History and antiquities of Wheatfield in Suffolk.
London: printed for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763.
30 p., [1] pl. ; 25.6 cm. (4°)

Anonymous. The editor of The history and antiquities of Wheatfield = John Clubbe. The author was a clergyman and satirist who published sermons and burlesques, including this satire on physiognomy or character, reduced to a system of gravity or heaviness; dedicated to Hogarth who supplied the plate. Hogarth's involvement was probably limited to producing a sketch which was later engraved by another hand. See R. Paulson, Hogarth's graphic works, 3rd rev. ed. (London 1989), no. 242 [249 in earlier editions]. The pages are misnumbered; v should be iv and the unnumbered first page of the text should be page 5. ESTC t106567.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for 2 guineas, 21 March 1826. (Spiers Box). Verso of final front free-endpaper inscribed in pencil The Plate is by Hogarth. In this copy approximately 2 mm. of the plate fore-edge have been cropped by the binder.

Binding C19th quarter calf, mottled Kleisterpapier boards, blind-tooled spine, green spine label gilt-lettered 'Clubbe's Physiognomy'.

Reference Number 4077


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