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MORLAND, GEORGE (1763-1804).
SKETCHES BY GEORGE MORLAND.
London Thompson and Simpson 1800. Large oblong folio, 17 x 22 inches. Leather bound in full 19th-century morocco, rebacked to match. Additional title page cut and laid in, possibly as issued- full page title with dedication to W. H. Bunbury and 46 FINE ENGRAVED PLATES- soft ground etchings- with 50 images (4 are 2 to the page) Some plates of Morland's sketches and some finished pictures, some titled and dated 1800. One with the imprint - soft ground by Vivares. Occasional minor fraying to margins, two prints creased, and minor worming to 2 plates, some just trimmed to the lower margin. Good clean plates. Provenance: Alexander Huth (armorial bookplate). Some plates watermarked - WHATMAN 1794- on wove paper. An early and uncommon publication within his life time- that gathers sketches made by Morland in the 1790s, when he focused on rustic and animal subjects and began producing his most original and important work. Morland's life is interesting both as a great painter and a reprobate who died young. This publication is extremely scarce with none showing as sold at auction- the title page is similar to the copy in the bibliography Abbey Life (155) but this is slightly later with many more plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978 [cirencester, United Kingdom]
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