Poetical Sketches of Scarborough Illustrated by Twenty-One Engravings of Humourous Subjects, Coloured From Original Designs. Thomas Rowlandson, Illustrator.

Poetical Sketches of Scarborough Illustrated by Twenty-One Engravings of Humourous Subjects, Coloured From Original Designs

London: R. Ackermann, 1813. First edition. leather_bound. 215 pages. 23 x 15 cm. Twenty-one hand colored aquatint plates by Thomas Rowlandson after J. Green. This is the first edition as noted following with the title leaf and advertising leaf making one fold of two leaves. ABBEY SCENERY 297. "There was evidently a large demand for the book, for the plates in the reprint [2nd edition] show considerable signs of wear:.." TOOLEY 422. "Plate 8 The Warm Bath is said to contain the portrait of Mrs. Robinson, George IV's mistress." Lovely copy bound by Morrell. Covers with triple gilt border panels, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, spine lettered in gilt, inner dentelles, plates bright and clean, offsetting of plates to text. Full crushed red morocco. Fine in red cloth chemise housed in matching fine half crushed morocco and red cloth slipcase. Item #21451

Price: $950.00

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