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Alken, Henry Thomas, 1784–1851
Involuntary thoughts.
London : Published by Thos. McLean, 1823-1824.
Physical Description:
[8] leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 27 x 37 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2011 57 Copy 3
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Without title page. Title and imprint appear on each plate.
Tooley, R.V. English books with coloured plates, 1790-1860, 39
Siltzer, F. Story of British sporting prints (2nd ed), p. 72
Van Devanter, W. Checklist of books illustrated by Henry Alken, 44
BAC: British Art Center copy is part of a compilation of titles by Henry Alken issued by his publisher T. McLean. Spine title: British sportsman's vade mecum. Plates mounted two-to-a-page.
Subject Terms:
English wit and humor, Pictorial.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
McLean, Thos. -- Publisher.
Regency -- England.
Satire, English.
Soft-ground etchings -- Hand-colored -- 1821.

  • May temptation never conquer virture &c.
  • Involuntary bondage &c.
  • Wanted an housekeeper to a single gentleman &c.
  • A man of some weight in the parish &c.
  • More friends, and less need of them &c.
  • A water party very dry &c.
  • May we never want a friend and a bottle to give him &c.
  • May we never feel want or want feeling &c.

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