Remarks on the Beauties of Poetry [and] An Inquiry into the Beauties of Painting; and into the merits of the most celebrated painters, ancient and modern [and] Observations on the Correspondence between Poetry and Music.

By: Webb, Daniel.

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First edition of 'Remarks' (1762) and 'Observations' (1769), third edition (1769) of 'An Inquiry'. Small 8vo. [ii], 123pp; xvi, 200pp; vi, 155pp; [4]pp publ adverts. Full contemporary calf with spine title label, extremities rubbed, a little more so at the joints and head and tail of spine, some discolouring on the boards. Top edges coloured, the others darkened, internally clean. Long (faint) note in pencil on the front free endpaper, and longer note in ink on the following blank (an extract of a critique of Young's 'Night Thoughts'), seemingly in the hand of the (contemporary? - certainly not recent) owner whose name appears on the front paste-down. A very good copy. ***The Irish-born Webb (1719–98) spent most of his working life in Bath. These three important treatises on aesthetics comprise his main work.

Title: Remarks on the Beauties of Poetry [and] An Inquiry into the Beauties of Painting; and into the merits of the most celebrated painters, ancient and modern [and] Observations on the Correspondence between Poetry and Music.

Author Name: Webb, Daniel.

Categories: Antiquarian pre-1850,

Publisher: London, R. and J. Dodsley: 1762-1769.

Seller ID: 18115

Keywords: 18th century antiquarian books art english literature literature music painting poetry,