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Title: The Social Day, a Poem in Four Cantos.
Description: [Ackerman 1823]. Lge 8vo Collection of 34 proof plates from this famous work. Lge 8vo. Late 19th Century half green morocco(Riviere). Banded gilt decorated spines, gilt lined edges. Teg. Binding corners rubbed.Neat bookplate of Robert Frederick Green to inner board. The contents are purely the 32 plates plus two extra, does not contain the text.. The india paper proofs are mounted with paper guards to each page. Most have the artist and engraver noted in pencil to the bottom of the image . Plate 13 of a deer has an extra cruder less detailed version. The 28th plate featuring a musical social gathering is inscribed in pencil "extra". An interesting item as this item has been suggested as being the first book to feature a steel engraved plate the broken vase and contains a plate by John Constable. Probably these proofs were issued separately for collectors at the time of book issue, there seem no auction records mentioning the two extra illustrations.

Keywords: Illustrated 19th Century

Price: GBP 450.00 = appr. US$ 642.59 Seller: Boz Books
- Book number: 25537

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