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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:
Copyright Information
Date of publication from Van Devanter.
Tooley, R.V. Coloured plates (1973 ed.), 51
Tooley, R.V. Coloured plates (1973 ed.), 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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