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Alken, Henry Thomas, 1784–1851
A cockney's shooting season, in Suffolk / by Henry Alken ; containing the remarkable adventures that actually occurred to a young cit on a visit to his friends in that county.
London : Published by Thomas M'Lean, 1822.
Physical Description:
16 p., [6] leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 39 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NC1479.A45 C63 1822+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Abbey, J.R. Life in England in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 384
BEIN 2005 Folio 149: Bookplate of Alfred Barmore Maclay. Original wrappers bound in.
In verse.
Printed by W. Lewis, Finch-lane, Cornhill.
Snelgrove, D. British sporting and animal prints, 48
Tooley, R.V. English books with coloured plates, 1790-1860, 22
BAC: British Art Center copy is the Abbey copy. Bound in original brown printed wrappers. Publisher's advertisements on back cover. Advertisement for McLean's "Sporting repository," 1 leaf, laid in at front.
Subject Terms:
English wit and humor, Pictorial.
Hunting -- Great Britain -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Lewis, W. -- Printer.
Maclay, Alfred Barmore -- Bookplate.
McLean, Thomas -- Publisher.
Satire, English.
Sports -- Great Britain -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Hand-colored illustrations.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1822.

  • First view of a point, "What makes the stupid dog stand so?"
  • First view of a woodcock, "Mark that thing there, with the long bill!"
  • First shot flying, "He flies off his charger, and the birds fly away"
  • Ox bird, or Stint shooting, "A signal of distress"
  • First shot at a hare, "I've hit one of them, by George"
  • The best shot of all, "I'll never touch a gun more. I give you my pledge."

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