HOGARTH, William (1697-1764). Illustrations for Samuel Butler's 'Hudibras'. A Complete Set of Twelve Original Engravings On Seven large Sheets of Paper.
Original copper engravings after Hogarth, re-worked & published by Thomas Cook, Paternoster Row, London, c.1800. 685 x 525 mm.
The Illustrations for Samuel Butler's 'Hudibras' were Hogarth's first published set of original engravings being initially published in 1725.
The publisher Thomas Cook produced his own engravings based on the prints by Hogarth. His intention was to make some of the sad faces look happier as this made them more appealing to customers at the time. Although these prints were produced before the Heath edition of 1822 it is important to point out that they are not produced from the original plates by Hogarth.
Plate 1: Frontispiece and its Explanation.
Plate 2: Sr. Hudibras his passing worth The manner how he sally'd forth.
Plate 3: Hudibras's First Adventure.
Plate 4: Hudibras, Catechiz'd.
Plate 5: Hudibras, vanquish'd by Trussa.
Plate 6: Hudibras, in Tribulation.
Plate 7: Hudibras and the Lawyer.
Plate 8: Hudibras beats Sidrophel and his man whacum.
Plate 9: The Committee.
Plate 10: Hudibras Triumphant.
Plate 11: Burning the Rumps at Temple Bar.
Plate 12: Hudibras Encounters the Skimmington.