Lot 3 of 364:
Henry Alken's Symptoms of Being Amused  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$360
Estimate:
$600 - $900

Title:
Symptoms of Being Amused. Vol. 1 (all published)
Author:
Alken. Henry
Place:
London
Publisher:
Thos. McLean
Date:
1822
Description:

Hand-colored vignette title pages and 41 hand-colored plates, each with multiple subjects. Letterpress preface at front. (Oblong 4to) 25x36 cm (9¾x14¼") later red half morocco and marbled boards, gilt leather label on front. Plates watermarked 1824. Seven original front wrappers (dated 1824) bound in at rear.

Illustrations include hunting, boxing, horses, and other humorous scenes. A second volume was begun but only a few plates were completed and are not present here. Tooley 57. Bookplates of Clarence S. Bement, Joseph E. Widener, and Graham M. Adee.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Binding lightly rubbed, front hinge cracked, light foxing; very good.
 
Item number:
282068
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