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EGERTON, MICHAEL, ILLUSTRATOR; HUNT, GEORGE - Airy Nothings;

Title: Airy Nothings;
Description: London: Published by Thomas M'Lean, 1825. Roamin' in the Gloamin', Etc. A Comic Jaunt Through Great Britain In Twenty-Three Hand-Colored Aquatints E[GERTON], M. Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts, and Odd-cum-Shorts; in a Circumbendibus Hop, Step, and Jump, by Olio Rigmaroll. Drawn and Written by M.E. Esq. Engraved by Geo. Hunt. Second Edition. London: Published by Thomas M'Lean, 1825. Second edition (first edition published in the same year by Pyall and Hunt). Quarto (10 5/16 x 8 1/4 inches; 262 x 210 mm.). [iv], iv, 73, [1, blank] pp. Twenty-three hand-colored aquatint plates by George Hunt after drawings by Michael Egerton. Plates watermarked, "J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1824" and "Turners 1824". Bound by Morrell ca. 1880 (stamp-signed in black on verso of front free end-paper). Full tan calf, covers with triple-gilt borders. Spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments, red morocco label lettered in gilt. Gilt board edges and decoratively gilt wide turn-ins, all edges gilt. Rebacked with original spine laid down. Some light offsetting from plates to text only, last leaf of text a little foxed, otherwise an excellent copy with fine and bright hand coloring. Original printed gray paper label mounted onto a front blank. A comical roundabout tour through England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland led by Olio Rigmarole né Michael Egerton, a social caricaturist who worked in London in the 1820s in the manner of George Cruikshank. Rare, with OCLC recording only five copies in institutional holdings worldwide. The Plates: 1. Frontispiece. [Picture of a Traveller seated on his Trunk]. 2. Street Breakfast. 3. Will Hacksaw. 4. Spreading. 5. The Ne Plus Ultra of Bores. 6. Love Lane. 7. Inn-Midnight. 8. Scene - Country Fair. 9. Washerwomen. 10. Porter, Fish-Woman, and Journeyman Flesher. 11. Starting of a Stage-Coach. (watermarked J. Whatman, Turkey Mills 1824) 12. A Trip up Loch Lomond. 13. Returning from a trip to Loch Lomond. 14. Scene near Glasgow. 15. Glasgow. 16. Mr. Owen's Institution. 17. Laking it. 18. Steam Packet - Holyhead to Howth. 19. Steam Packet - Holyhead to Howth. 20. Car Drivers - Dublin. (watermarked Turners 1824) 21. A Ride up the Phoenix Park, Dublin. 22. Costume - North Wales. 23. The Rigmarole. Abbey, Life, 290. Tooley 206. Colas 938. .

Keywords: Hunt, George Color-Plate Books

Price: US$ 3850.00 Seller: David Brass Rare Books (ABAA/ILAB)
- Book number: 04455


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