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Creator:
Alken, Henry Thomas, 1784-1851.
Title(s):

Illustrations to popular songs / by Henry Alken.

Published/Created:
London : Published by Thomas M'Lean, 1823.
Physical Description:
[2] leaves, [43] leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 26 x 38 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NC1479.A45 I55 1823+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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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
Classification:
Books
Notes:
All of the plates, including the added engraved title, bear the etched date of 1822.
Van Devanter, W. Checklist of books illustrated by Henry Alken, 43
Tooley, R.V. English books with coloured plates, 1790-1860, 37
Podeschi, J.B. Books on the horse and horsemanship, 118
BAC: British Art Center has two copies. The NC1479.A45 I55 1823+ copy is bound in contemporary half red roan, and red boards. Publisher's printed title label pasted to front pastedown: "Illustrations to popular songs, by Henry Alken, forty three coloured plates. Price £4.10s neatly half bound." The Folio A 2011 57 Copy 3 copy is part of a compilation of titles by Henry Alken issued by his publisher T. McLean with the title British sportsman's vade mecum. Bound in gilt-tooled brown calf. Plates mounted two-to-a-page.
Each plate contains two to six comical scenes, including a number of hunting or sporting scenes.
Subject Terms:
English wit and humor -- Pictorial works.
Horse sports -- Pictorial works.
McLean,Thomas -- Publisher.
Songs, English -- Illustrations.
Form/Genre:
Soft-ground etchings -- Hand-colored -- 1823.
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