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REYNOLDS, Sir Joshua, P.R.A. (1723--1792)
[Discourses. 9th and 10th. 1781]
A discourse, delivered at the opening of the Royal Academy, October 16, 1780, by the president. (A discourse, delivered to the students of the Royal Academy, on the distribution of the prizes, December 11, 1780. by the president.)
London: printed by Thomas Cadell, printer to the Royal Academy, 1781.
[4], 32 p. ; 26.3 cm. (4º)

Hilles 14 (this copy not recorded). The half-title reads 'Two Discourses, &c. [Price Three Shillings]'; although the tenth discourse is given a separate title-page the continuous register and pagination make it unlikely that the two discourses were ever intended to be separated. ESTC t31943.

Copy Notes Bound (2) after the eighth discourse (q.v.) in a volume bound to match earlier volume of preceding discourses, 1769 to 1776 (starting with the second discourse, q.v.), and with Benjamin West, A discourse, delivered to the students ... December 10, 1792, 1793 (q.v.). Half-title inscribed in ink Mr [i.e. William?] Lock / from the Author.

Binding C19th sprinkled calf (to match earlier 18th-century binding of preceding discourses), gilt-ruled spine, black morocco spine-label matching new label applied to earlier volume.

Reference Number 3148


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