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Alken, Henry Thomas, 1784-1851, A few ideas , 1825 [i.e.1826]
A few ideas : being hints to all would-be Meltonians.
- London : Published by Thomas McLean, 1825 [i.e.1826]
- Physical Description:
-  leaves of plates : all ill. ; 37 cm.
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsSF295.65 .A45 1826+ Copy 1 OversizeYale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon CollectionView by request in the Study Room [Request]
Note: The Study Room is open by appointment. Please visit the Study Room page on our website for more details.Rare Books and ManuscriptsSF295.65 .A45 1826+ Copy 2 OversizeYale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon CollectionView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- Full Orbis Record:
- Humorous equestrian etchings, after Henry Alken.
Cover title continues: "All is not gold that glitters; neither does keeping horses at Melton, and mounting the scarlet, make the real Meltonian."
Re-issue of 1825 edition. The title page is dated 1825; the plates are dated 1826.
Snelgrove, D. British sporting and animal prints, 23
Tooley, R.V. English books with coloured plates, 1790-1860, 26
BAC: British Art Center has two copies. Copy 1 lacks part 2 (plates -). Bound in gilt-tooled brown calf. Original cream printed paper wrapper bound in. Copy 2 lacks part 1 (plates -.) Bound in original cream printed paper wrappers. Bookplates: Duke of Gloucester and C.F.G.R. Schwerdt.
- Subject Terms:
- Fox hunting -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.Gloucester, Duke of -- Bookplate.Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 1826.Horsemanship -- Great Britain.Hunting -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.McLean, Thomas -- Publisher.Schwerdt, C.F.G.R. -- Bookplate.
- Soft-ground etchings -- Hand-colored -- 1826.
- [Part 1] I say my heart'y fellow, have you any idea where I can get a personal conveyance to Melton
- They may call this pleasure, but I have an idea that it has brought me into considerable trouble
- I say my good woman, have you any idea how they manage here, to get a horse out of a brook
- I say my good fellow, have you not an idea that this hunting is exceedingly dangerous
- I say my dear fellow, I have an idea, that it will make a considerable alteration in your personal appearance
- I say old Furnace have you any idea how far it is to Melton? Yes I have, it is better than 22 miles I take it.
- [Part 2] I say old Buch, have you any idea where I can find the hounds? Begging your pardon Sir, I have an idea you had better have a look at them in the kennel
- I had not the most distant idea of what was on the other side, but have a strong idea I shall be off
- I shall soon lose all my ideas
- I say my hearty chap have you any idea what ought to be done in the present case
- I have an idea that he is going and with him my 150 guineas
- I do not think he has an idea. But I have an idea that he is dead.
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