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Creator:
Alken, Henry Thomas, 1784-1851.
Title(s):

Symptoms of being amused. Vol. 1 / by Hy. Alken.

Additional Title(s):

Symptoms

Published/Created:
London : Published by Thos. McLean, Repository of Wit and Humour, 1822.
Physical Description:
[1] leaf, [42] leaves of plates : chiefly ill. ; 27 x 36 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2011 57 Copy 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2011 57 Copy 2
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2011 57 Copy 3
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Each part with printed cover title: Symptoms, by Henry Alken.
"Published in 7 numbers and on completion in 1 vol. boards for 4 guineas. Although vol. 1 appears on the title page, no other volume was completed; a second was commenced, but only reached 18 plates."--Tooley.
"Price twelve shillings."--Foot of title page.
Entirely engraved, except for "Symptoms of a preface," [1] leaf.
Twenty of Alken's original drawings for the present work are now in the collections of the Yale Center for British Art (Prints and Drawings, B2001.2.417-427 and B2001.2.567-575).
Tooley, R.V. Coloured plates (1979 ed.), 57
Snelgrove, D. British sporting and animal prints, p.33-34
Podeschi, J.B. Horse and horsemanship, 114
Siltzer, F. Story of British sporting prints (2nd ed), p. 71
BAC: British Art Center has three copies. Copy 1 is bound in original 3/4 roan with pink boards. Copy 2 is in 7 parts, in original brown printed wrappers, with publisher's advertisements. Lacks the letterpress preface. Armorial bookplates: Humphrey de Trafford; Harry Twyford Peters. Copy 3 is a compilation of works by Henry Alken issued by his publisher T. McLean with the title British sportsman's vade mecum. Plates mounted (two to a page) in a folio volume. Bound in gilt-tooled brown calf. Has bound with it: Specimens of riding near London -- Illustrations to popular song -- Moments of fancy -- Involuntry thoughts -- Tutor's assistant.
Satire on the follies and and foibles of the Regency period, with particular emphasis on sporting disasters.
Subject Terms:
English wit and humor, Pictorial.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- Humor.
McLean, Thos. -- Publisher.
Peters, Harry Twyford -- Bookplate.
Regency -- England.
Satire, English.
Sporting -- Humor.
Trafford, Humphrey de -- Bookplate.
Form/Genre:
Armorial Bookplates (Provenance)
Publishers' advertisements -- England -- London -- 1822.
Soft-ground etchings -- Hand-colored -- 1822.
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