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Very large folio volume: "The Works of William Hogarth (1697-1764), From the Original Plates Restored by James Heath, with the addition of many subjects not before collected, to which are prefixed, a biographical essay on the genius and productions of Hogarth, and explanations of the subjects of the plates, by John Nichols". Thomas Cook (1744-1818), engraver, printed for Baldwin, Cradock and Joh, Paternoster Row by G. Woodfall, Angel Court, Skinner St., London, printed 1837-1838. Includes a six page biographical essay, twenty-seven pages of explanatory text concerning the plates, two full page engravings of Hogarth, 116 bound engraved plates depicting Hogarth's most noteworthy works, and two risque plates in a hidden pocket at the rear of the folio. Bound in a quarter Moroccan leather over marbleized board cover, gilt edged pages. Pages measure 25" H x 20" W. Condition: Wear/losses to cover, especially to corners and edges. Interior toning and scattered foxing. Water stain to upper right corner of all pages.