Five Illustrations for La Calprenede's Cassandra

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Five Illustrations for La Calprenede's Cassandra
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William Hogarth
Five Illustrations for La Calprenede’s Cassandra.
London, John Darby et al Sept. 1725
Copper engravings, annotated on the back, in ink, in a contemporary hand by ‘John Walker’ and ‘Francis Fowler of Shobdon in Herefordshire’ dated 1746
140x80mm
Set of four plates lacking plate to vols. 1
£280
These small, delightful illustrations were included as frontipieces to the five volumes of the third edition of Cassandra: A Romance in Five Parts. Written originally in French and Faithfully Translated into English by Sir Charles Cotterell. La Calprenède’s Cassandre was first published in 1642-5 and the first edition of Cotterell’s translation appeared in 1667. Paulson 58-62.