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Scense from the Miseries of Human Life  

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Sixteen Scenes taken from The Miseries of Human Life, by one of the Wretched.

Atkinson, John Augustus


William Miller



Pictorial engraved title and 15 (of 16) hand-colored etchings by Atkinson (one folding) each with a captioned leaf on opposing page. 16.5x20.5 cm (6½x8"), original boards, printed paper label on front. First Edition.

Based on the Reverend James Beresford’s "The Miseries of Human Life", published in 1806 by Miller. "Unusually distinguished draughtsmanship for this type of publication." - Abbey. Lacking one plate (No. 2), and two leaves of text (Nos. 1 & 3). (Abbey Life, 259.

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Boards worn and with old paper tape repair at edges; contents disbound, and with some wear, foxing; plates overall very good, a few good. Sold as is.

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