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HAYLEY, William (1745--1820)
A poetical epistle to an eminent painter.
London: printed for T. Payne and Son; J. Dodsley; and Robson and Co., 1778.
[4], 76 p. ; 25.0 cm. (4°)

Anonymous; by William Hayley. Addressed to George Romney who was Hayley's friend and of whom he later wrote a biography (q.v.). Leaf C4 (pp. 15-16) is a cancel; the uncancelled sheet has on p. 15 no signature and p. 16 has its first line as 'The tender hand of softer Titian knew,*', while the cancelled sheet has on p. 15 the signature C4 and p. 16 'More richly warm the glowing Titian knew'. ESTC t74916.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the half-title. Previously stitched; title-page inscribed in pencil 13. Bound (1) in a collection of pamphlets on painting.

Binding C19th maroon goatskin, blind-ruled borders and spine, marbled-paper boards. Numbered '111' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 2444


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