Memoirs of William Hazlitt. With Portions of his Correspondence.

London: Richard Bentley, 1867. First edition of this study of the important Romantic critic, edited by his grandson. The extra illustrations in this set include portraits of Byron, Coleridge, Johnson, Reynolds, Locke, Hume, Fanny Burney, Sarah Siddons, etc., and views of Dublin, Turin, the Grand Canal of Venice, Roslyn Castle, the Peterborough Cathedral, Loch Lomond, Piccadilly, Dulwich College, etc. Extra-illustrated with about a hundred engravings, etchings and photogravures, consisting of portraits and places relating to Hazlitt’s life. Spines faded to brown, joints and corners lightly rubbed. A very good, clean set. Half green crushed morocco over marbled boards. Gilt spines with raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Two volumes, octavo. xxxii, 317; [4], 312 pp. Item #11629

Hazlitt (1778-1830) stood “alone in his age as a romantic thinker who developed a critique of empiricism that nonetheless supported the values and methods of the empiricist tradition…” (John Kinnaird in the Encyclopedia of Philosophy).

NCBEL III, 1053. See Wellek, History of Modern Criticism, pp. 188-91, 195ff.

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