The Life of George Morland. With Remarks on his Works. George Morland, George Dawe.

Biographer's Copy

The Life of George Morland. With Remarks on his Works.

London: Printed for Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, 1807.

First edition. Engraved frontispiece portrait by Charles Picart after portrait by J.R. Smith, engraved title page with vignette; viii, 239, [2] pp. LACKING the 3 plates called for on final leaf, but EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with 4 lithographed plates after drawings by Morland, and 6 other inserted plates. 8vo. Biographer's Copy. Full later dark brown calf, gilt-rolled border, gilt spine, marbled endpapers. Spine label missing Item #230217

This copy belonged to a subsequent Morland biographer, RALPH RICHARDSON, and is signed by him on the verso of the flyleaf, with the date "1890". Richardson was the author of GEORGE MORLAND, PAINTER, LONDON (1763-1804), and the extra engravings inserted in the rear are doubtless from his own collection. Several clippings affixed to rear endpapers, with Richardson's notes, and one autograph transcription by Richardson from The Farrington Diary, regarding Dawe. Nice association copy.

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