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Hone, William, 1780–1842

Ancient mysteries described : especially the English miracle plays, founded on apocryphal New Testatment story, extant among the unpublished manuscripts in the British Museum; including notices of ecclesiastical shows, the festivals of Fools and asses--The English boy bishop--The descent into hell--The lord mayor's show--The guildhall giants--Christmas carols, &c. / by William Hone ; with engravings on copper and wood.

London : Printed for W. Hone, by J. M'Creery, 1823.
Physical Description:
[2], 298, 2 p., [4] leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR643.M8 H66 1823
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Gloria Scheuer
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Copper engravings by George Cruikshank, M. Burghers, and Burnet Reading.
Title page printed in red and black.
Cohn, A.M. George Cruikshank, 401
Includes index and glossary.
Advertising matter: 2 p. at end.
BAC: British Art Center copy is a first issue. Plate of the Giants on p. 262 is colored. Includes list of plates. Bound in publisher's olive green cloth.
SML,Y Ib42 i823: Imperfect: 1 plate wanting.
Subject Terms:
English drama -- To 1500 -- History and criticism.
Fox, W. J. -- Presentation inscripton from W. Hone.
Hone, William -- Publisher.
Hone, William, 1780-1842 -- Presentation inscription to W.J. Fox.
M'Creery, J. -- Printer.
Morse, William Inglis, b. 1874 -- Bookplate, autograph, and stamp.
Mysteries and miracle-plays, English -- History and criticism.
Scheuer, Gloria -- Provenance.
Etchings -- 1823.
Etchings -- Hand-colored -- 1823.
Wood engravings -- 1823.
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, engraver.
Burghers, M., engraver.
Reading, Burnet, 1749 or 50-1838, engraver.

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