London: Printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1795. 3rd Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (4to). Very good condition. Item #019670
Part I: 3rd edition, printed 1795; xx, 200 pages of text. Part II: 4th edition, printed 1794; viii, 218 pages, followed by Additional Notes with 124 pages. Leather spine and corners with marbled paper-covered boards; hinges professionally mended. The spine has two large raised sections, and is gilt lettered and decorated. Part I and Part II each contains a frontispiece. The text contains 19 plates, including one fold-out, and an additional in-text engraving. Previous owner's bookplate and notation on the inside front cover. Two plates are by William Blake (Fertilization of Egypt, and Tornado) with 4 plates of the Portland Vase attributed to Blake but are unsigned. Two plates by Fuseli. Except for a few spots of soiling in the margins, the text is clean and unmarked. Height = 285mm (11.25 inches).