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Midas; or, a serious inquiry concerning taste and genius; including a proposal for the certain advancement of the elegant arts. To which is added, by way of illustration, a fragment of ancient history. By Anthony Fisgrave, LL.D.
London: printed for John Murray; and A. Constable and Co. Edinburgh, 1808.
xvi, 208 p. ; 16.4 cm. (8º)

Copy Notes Copy 1: Inscribed by Soane in ink on title-page after Fisgrave's name alias Roger / Shanaghan - alias Robert Smirke / Keeper elect of the Royal Academy. Soane was exercised by the interventions of the pseudonymous 'Shanhagan' at this time referring to his receipt of the Exhibition, 1779 (q.v.) whilst on his travels in Italy in his lectures of 1812.
Copy 2: Inscribed on title-page alias / Robert Smirke - alias Shanaghan &c.

Binding Copy 1: C19th half green morocco (or morocco-grained roan?), blind double-rule borders, gilt double-rule spine, marbled-paper boards.
Copy 2: C19th black morocco (or morocco-grained roan?), blind double-rule borders, gilt double-rule spine, marbled-paper boards.
One copy bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 2s. 4d., 7 August 1830. (Spiers Box. Binding 51).

Reference Number 2266


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