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The melange of humour : a series of fifty coloured engravings, comprising a great variety of comic subjects / by the most popular artists of the present day.

London : Printed by W. Lewis, Finch-Lane, Cornhill, [1824?]
Physical Description:
[1] leaf, [50] leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 37 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NC1475 .M45 1824+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Date of publication from Van Devanter.
Tooley, R.V. English books with coloured plates, 1790-1860, 51
Tooley, R.V. English books with coloured plates, 1790-1860, 203
Van Devanter, W. Checklist of books illustrated by Henry Alken, 45
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in black half roan with brown watered-silk covered boards. Gilt edges. Armorial bookplate: Fitz Eugene Dixon.
Caricatures of the social life and customs of England in the 1820's.
Subject Terms:
Caricatures and cartoons.
Dixon, Fitz Eugene -- Bookplate.
Egerton, W., -- Publisher.
English wit and humor, Pictorial.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Horsemanship -- Caricatures and cartoons.
McLean, Thomas -- Publisher.
Satire, English.
Armorial Bookplates (Provenance)
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1824.
Soft-ground etchings -- Hand-colored -- 1824.
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1824.
Alken, Henry Thomas, 1784-1851, ill.
Boilly, Louis, 1761-1845, ill.
Egerton, Daniel Thomas, 1797-1842, ill.
Pigal, Edmé Jean, 1798-1872, ill.
Egerton, Daniel Thomas, 1797-1842. Fashionable bores or coolers in high life.
Egerton, Daniel Thomas, 1797-1842. Necessary qualifications of a man of fashion.
Alken, Henry Thomas, 1784-1851. Specimens of riding near London.
Pyne, W. H. (William Henry), 1769-1843. Day's journal of a sponge.

  • Six colored aquatints, unsigned, from A day's journal of a sponge, by W.H. Pyne (London : W. Egerton, 1824)
  • 12 colored aquatints (the first six are numbered) and the colored aquatint title page, from Fashionable bores or Coolers in high life by Peter Quiz, i.e. D.T. Egerton (London : T. McLean, 1824)
  • 12 colored aquatints originally published as The necessary qualifications of a man of fashion, by by D.T. Egerton (London : T. McLean, 1823)
  • 5 colored soft-ground etchings (numbered no. 2-6) after H. Alken, originally published as Specimens of riding near London (London : T. M'Lean, 1821)
  • 14 colored soft ground etchings and colored lithographs, (from Humorous designs?) by Pigal and L. Boilly.

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