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[CLARK, J., ILLUSTRATOR] - Glances at Character

Title: Glances at Character
Description: London: Printed by Wittinham and Rowland for John Carr, 1814. The Country Physician, and the Hogs [CLARK, J. illustrator]. Glances at Character. London: Printed by Wittinham and Rowland for John Carr, 1814. First edition. Octavo (7 x 3 7/8 in; 173 x 98 mm). vi, 158, [2, adv.] pp. Hand-colored aquatint frontispiece and seven hand-colored aquatint plates. Original quarter cloth over drab boards. Uncut. Some spots to boards, otherwise an excellent copy. A rare volume, scarce in the marketplace, with text and caricatures satirizing human personality. Little is known about illustrator J[ohn] Clark aka I. Clark. Prideaux notes that he "aquatinted plates to some thirty volumes, chiefly of travels." Where Prideaux cites a title by J. Clark she is kind, noting that his work along with others she mentions was "so much appreciated in their time." The plates: 1. "Glances at Character" (Frontispiece) 2. "Most maculate thoughts, master, are mask'd under such colours." 3. [London Cousins] 4. [The Bounce] 5. [Fashion] 6. [The Hasty Marriage] 7. [The Widow's Conquest] 8. [The Country Physician, and the Hogs] Not in Tooley, Prideaux, Abbey. BMC 10 686 (857). .

Keywords: Color-Plate Books Caricatures Nineteenth-Century Literature

Price: US$ 1250.00 Seller: David Brass Rare Books (ABAA/ILAB)
- Book number: 02556

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