London, South Kensington
24 March 2004
ALKEN, Henry Thomas (1785-1851). Symptoms of Being Amused, London: T. McLean, 1822. Oblong 2° (315 x 415mm). Hand-coloured etched title and 41 hand-coloured soft ground etchings by and after Henry Thomas Alken, mounted. (Title and a few plates with closed tears, occasional light soiling, one plate lightly smeared.) Schwerdt I, p.27; Tooley 57. [Bound with the same author's:] British Proverbs, London: E. & C. McLean, 1824. 6 hand-colured soft ground etchings by and after Alken. (Lacking the printed title, occasional light soiling.) Tooley 20. [And:] 3 etched plates after H. Bunbury and one hand-colured etched hunting scene, unsigned, all mounted. Later green morocco gilt, covers with gilt fillet border, spine gilt in compartments, top edges gilt (lightly rubbed).
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