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RICHARDSON, Jonathan (1665--1745)
[Works. 1773]

The works of Mr. Jonathan Richardson. Consisting of I. The theory of painting. II. Essay on the art of criticism, so far as it relates to painting. III. The science of a connoisseur. All corrected and prepared for the press by his son Mr. J. Richardson.
London: printed for T. Davies; bookseller to the Royal Academy, 1773.
[8], xix, [1], 346, [2] p. ; 20.4 cm. (8º)

Dedicated to Sir Joshua Reynolds. A second, enlarged edition of the Theory of painting which first appeared in 1715, and was reissued in 1754 (q.v.). The Art of criticism and the Science of a connoisseur were first published together in 1719, and again in 1725 (q.v.). Soane's library also contains a copy of the 1792 edition of Richardson's works with a bound-in pen and ink portrait of the author and a sketched pencil portrait thought possibly to be of Mrs Soane (q.v.). With a [2] page publisher's advertisement at end. ESTC t147769.

Copy Notes Front free-endpaper inscribed in pencil Theory of painting, & Science of/ a Connoisseur, and in ink EH (?).

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-ruled spine, maroon morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 3165


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