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Title:
The microcosm of London : this work already honoured ...
Alternate Title(s):
Half title: Microcosm of London, or, London in miniature
Published/Created:
[London] : R. Ackermann's repository of arts, no. 101 Strand [1808-10]
Physical Description:
3 v. : col. ill. ; 35 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA683 .M53 1808+ Copy 1 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA683 .M53 1808+ Copy 2 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA683 .M53 1808+ Copy 3 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Fairman, Elisabeth R. Pleasures and pastimes, 318
Selected exhibitions: “Pleasures and Pastimes" (Yale Center for British Art, February 21 - April 29, 1990).
BEIN ByzL 080: The Yale copy has the following earmarks: Text in first state, with errata uncorrected. Vignette on dedication leaf in vol. 2-3 the same. Contents leaf of v. 1 in first state (headed "Contents"). Imperfect: t.p. of v. 1 bled, and printer's imprint cut away; v. 2-3 lack half-titles. Title-page of v. 2, no comma after "Bensley", in printer's imprint. Of the six key-plates, those in v. 1 are in the first state, the two plates in v. 2-3 being in the second state.
BEIN 1994 +31: Plate binding order as instructed by printer. Contents bound before introduction in v.1; after introduction in v. 2, 3. Text in second state. Hand colored illustrations.
BEIN 1994 +31 (cont'd): Plate 1: 2nd state; plate 2: 2nd state; plate 4: 1st state; plate 7: variant with shadows made of lines; plate 8: 2nd state; plate 9: 2nd state; plate 10: 1st state; plate 11: 1st state; plate 12: 1st state; plate 17: 1st state; plate 18: 2nd state; plate 21: 2nd state; plate 28: 1st state; plate 39: 2nd state; plate 50: variant with lines in stack of flagstones lower right hand corner; plate 91: 3rd state.
BAC: British Art Center copy 1 is the Abbey copy. Bound in red half levant morocco by Riviere. Gilt edges. Bookplate: R.H. Isham. Of the 12 key plates, 8 are in the first state. Plates 28, 29, 41, and 42 transposed. Plate 30 numbered 29; plate 85 numbered 85 second; plate 86 numbered 101; plate 87 numbered 86; plate 88 numbered 87; plate 89 numbered 88; plate 101 numbered 102; plate 102 numbered 103; plate 103 numbered 104; plate 104 numbered 89.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 is bound in gilt-tooled diced calf. Bookplate: James Comferford. 1st state, errata uncorrected. V. 1: 1st state, lettered "Contents." Of the 12 key plates, 5 are in the first state: plates 4,5,6,7,8. Plates 1,3, 9, and 10 in second state. Plate 12 in third state. Plates 28, 29, 41, and 42 transposed. Plate 30 numbered 29; plate 85 numbered 85 second; plate 86 numbered 101; plate 87 numbered 86; plate 88 numbered 87; plate 89 numbered 88; plate 101 numbered 102; plate 102 numbered 103; plate 103 numbered 104; plate 104 numbered 89.
BAC: British Art Center copy 3 is bound in calf with tree calf inlay on front and back covers. 1st state: errata uncorrected. V. 1: 1st state, lettered "Contents."
Architectural features delineated by Augustus Pugin; figures added by Thomas Rowlandson.
Aquatint engravings by Richard Harraden, John Hill, J. Bluck, Joseph Constantine Stadler, and Thomas Sutherland; after Augustus Pugin and Thomas Rowlandson.
Text by William Henry Pyne (vol. 1-2) and William Combe (vol. 3).
Volume 1 printed by L. Harrison, 373, Strand. Volumes 2 & 3 printed by Harrison and Rutter, 373, Strand.
Illustrations on 104 leaves of plates.
Title page is engraved.
Abbey, J.R. Scenery, 212
Tooley, R.V. Coloured plates (1979 ed.), p. 18-23
Upcott, W. English topography, 648
Includes index.
Fairman, Elisabeth R. Pleasures and pastimes, 115
Exhibition History:
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Pleasures and Pastimes (Yale Center for British Art, 1990-02-21 - 1990-04-29)

Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and his Worlds (Yale Center for British Art, 2007-09-27 - 2007-12-30)

Captive Bodies: British Prisons, 1750-1900 (Yale Center for British Art, August 28, 2018-November 25, 2018)

Subject Terms:
Ackermann, R. -- Publisher.
Comferford, James -- Bookplate.
Harrison and Rutter -- Printer.
Harrison, L. -- Printer.
Isham, R.H. -- Bookplate.
London (England) -- Description and travel.
London (England) -- Pictorial works.
Riviere -- Binder.
Form/Genre:
Hand-colored illustrations.
Aquatints -- 1808-1810.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1808-1810.
Contributors:
Ackermann, Rudolph, 1764-1834, publisher.
Combe, William, 1742-1823.
Pyne, W. H. (William Henry), 1769-1843.
Bluck, J., engraver.
Harraden, Richard, 1756-1838, engraver.
Hill, John, 1770-1850, engraver.
Stadler, Joseph Constantine, engraver.
Sutherland, Thomas, ca. 1785-ca. 1825, engraver.
Pugin, Augustus, 1762-1832, ill.
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, ill.
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