1768 HOGARTH MORALIZED in RIVIERE & SON FINE MOROCCO BINDING w/ 78 ENGRAVINGS
HOGARTH MORALIZED - Being A COMPLETE EDITION of HOGARTH'S WORKS. Containing near Fourscore COPPER PLATES, and most elegantly engraved...[John Tusler]
LONDON: Sold by S. Hooper...and Mrs. Hogarth at her House in Leicester Fields, MDCCLXVII (1768).
FINE BINDING by RIVIERE & SON, with its imprint along the bottom dentelle of the inside front cover (impossible to read or find without a magnifier but beautiful once seen magnified). The binding is later, likely late 19th or early 20th century. FULL RED MOROCCO LEATHER, five spine bands, gilt spine titles, 6x8.75 inches (15x22.5 cm), dentelles on the inside front and rear covers. Pagination: [some prelim leaves, including frontispiece, engraved title, title page], viii, 212, v,  pages.
ILLUSTRATED with 78 PLATES by HOGARTH. There is an Index of the plates at the rear.
VERY GOOD condition, The covers have a little scuffing to the spine folds but are simply lovely with gorgeous dentelle decoration. The 1768 work bound within has just slight age toning and soiling to the page edges, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy, in a gorgeous fine binding.
About RIVIERE BOOKBINDERY (from a British Museum website):
******In 1829, Robert Riviere set up in business in Bath as a bookseller and later bookbinder. In 1840 he moved to London where the firm did business at a series of addresses. His grandson Percival Calkin became a partner in 1881, and the firm's name was changed to Riviere & Son. Percival's younger brother, Arthur, became a partner in 1889 and Arthur's son Stuart Riviere Calkin entered the business in 1908 and was with the firm when it closed in 1939.******