Inquiry Into the Beauties of Painting



[002803] Webb, Daniel. An Inquiry Into the Beauties of Painting; and Into the Merits of the Most Celebrated Painters Ancient and Modern. London: R. and J. Dodsley, 1761. Second Edition. 12mo. Full Calf. Good. xvi, 200pp, contemporary full calf, raised bands, spine in six panels, leather title label to second panel, remaining panels with gilt double fillet border, central floral spray device and flower head corner pieces, covers with gilt double rule border.

Slightly chipped to head of spine, rubbed to extremities, especially outer joints, four small dark patches to upper cover, corners bumped and rubbed, some light browning to pages, especially to edges of endpapers, otherwise fairly clean. Previous owners book plate to front pastedown (Benjamin Hatley Foote).

The second edition, of which seven hundred and fifty copies were printed.

ESTC T130322