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Creator:
Alken, Henry Thomas, 1784-1851, ill.
Title:
A few ideas : being hints to all would-be Meltonians.
Published/Created:
London : Published by Thomas McLean, 1825 [i.e.1826]
Physical Description:
[12] leaves of plates : all ill. ; 37 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SF295.65 .A45 1826+ Copy 1 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
SF295.65 .A45 1826+ Copy 2 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
Note: As a COVID-19 precaution, the Study Room is closed until further notice.

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Classification:
Books
Notes:
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. Coloured plates (1973 ed.), 26
BAC: British Art Center has two copies. Copy 1 lacks part 2 (plates [7]-[12]). Bound in gilt-tooled brown calf. Original cream printed paper wrapper bound in. Copy 2 lacks part 1 (plates [1]-[6].) Bound in original cream printed paper wrappers. Bookplates: Duke of Gloucester and C.F.G.R. Schwerdt.
Contents:
[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. and [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.
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.
Form/Genre:
Soft-ground etchings -- Hand-colored -- 1826.
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