An Analytical Enquiry into the Principles of Taste.
London: Printed for T. Payne and J. White, 1805. Second edition. 8vo. xxiv, 470 pp. Contemporary tan diced full calf, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered black label, marbled endpapers. Neat repairs to the extremities of the joints, an abrasion to the foot of the upper board, a very good copy. Numismatist and collector, Knight was one of the leading authorities of his day on the ancient world. Initially divided up into sections on the senses, the book goes on to explore the history of man's perception of beauty and associated ideas. First published the same year. Item #23134