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Alken, Henry Thomas, 1784–1851

Moments of fancy and whim / by Henry Alken.

Additional Title(s):

Moments of fancy

London : Thomas M'Lean, Repository of Wit and Humour, 1823.
Physical Description:
14 leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 29 x 44 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
Title from cover.
The plates have running title: Moments of fancy.
Tooley, R.V. English books with coloured plates, 1790-1860, 40.
Van Devanter, W. Checklist of books illustrated by Henry Alken, 48
Siltzer, F. Story of British sporting prints (2nd ed), p. 71
BAC: British Art Center 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.
Scenes depicting humorous sporting and domestic incidents.
Subject Terms:
English wit and humor, Pictorial.
Flick, Reuben Jay -- Bookplate.
M'Lean, Thomas -- Publisher.
Regency -- England.
Satire, English.
Hand-colored illustrations.
Soft-ground etchings -- Hand-colored -- 1823.

  • A phaeton and four
  • Not a bit of fancy
  • Real English fancy
  • A fancy man
  • Past consideration
  • Got an engagement
  • There is a pleasure in being mad
  • A day nurse
  • Who would bear the many shocks that flesh is heir to
  • How dangerous it is, that this man goes loose
  • No fancy for a waggon
  • Playing at soldiers
  • As the things used to be done
  • Good for neither or the other.

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