Green leather spine with gilt title and raised banding. Tan marbled boards. One of a limited edition of 260 copies.
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In the Original Boards, Uncut with Twenty-One Hand-Coloured Aquatint Plates [ROWLANDSON, Thomas, illustrator]. Poetical Sketches of Scarborough: Illustrated by Twenty-One Engravings of Humorous Subjects, Coloured from original Designs, Made Upon the Spot by J. Green, and Etched by T. Rowlandson. London: Printed for R. Ackermann, by J. Diggens, 1813. Twenty-one hand-coloured aquatint plates (including frontispiece) by Thomas Rowlandson after James Green. John Buonarotti Papworth (1775-1847)] wrote fourteen chapters of the Poetical Sketches of Scarborough, a light social satire illustrated with twenty-one attractive plates etched by Rowlandson after J. Green, the aquatint being added by J. Bluck and J.C. Stadler. The originals of the plates introduced into this volume were sketches made as souvenirs of the place during a visit to Scarborough in the season of 1812. They were not intended for publication, but being found to interest many persons of taste, several of whom expressed a desire to possess engravings of them; and some gentlemen having offered to add metrical illustrations to each the present form of publication has been adopted. The several authors were not personally acquainted with each other. if this circumstance, and that of every design having been made previously to the composition of a single couplet, be considered fair ground of extenuation for faults, they claim its advantages. Then follows a pleasant account of Scarborough in very amusing doggerel to which [William] Combe was a contributor? (Prideaux, pp.
144-145). Francis Wrangham also contributed four chapters.
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