1813 Scarborough Sketches 21 Color Illustrated PLATES Poems Art Humor Rowlandson

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A fine collection of poetical illustrations and satire

 

The advertisement of ‘Poetical Sketches of Scarborough’ tells us the original 21 color plates were sketches made as souvenirs of the place during a visit to Scarborough in 1812. “They were not intended for publication, but being found to interest many persons of taste, several of whom expressed a desire to possess engravings of them, and some gentlemen having offered to add metrical illustrations to each the present form of publication has been adopted.”

 

The poems that were written to accompany the illustration were written by three separate authors.

“John Buonarotti Papworth (1775-1847) wrote fourteen chapters of the Poetical Sketches of Scarborough, a light social satire illustrated with twenty-one attractive plates etched by Rowlandson after J. Green, the aquatint being added by J. Bluck and J.C. Stadler. Then follows a pleasant account of Scarborough in very amusing doggerel to which [William] Combe was a contributor” (Prideaux) and “Francis Wrangham contributed four chapters” (Abbey).

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1813 Scarborough Sketches 21 Color Illustrated PLATES Poems Art Humor Rowlandson

 

A fine collection of poetical illustrations and satire

 

The advertisement of ‘Poetical Sketches of Scarborough’ tells us the original 21 color plates were sketches made as souvenirs of the place during a visit to Scarborough in 1812. “They were not intended for publication, but being found to interest many persons of taste, several of whom expressed a desire to possess engravings of them, and some gentlemen having offered to add metrical illustrations to each the present form of publication has been adopted.”

 

The poems that were written to accompany the illustration were written by three separate authors.

“John Buonarotti Papworth (1775-1847) wrote fourteen chapters of the Poetical Sketches of Scarborough, a light social satire illustrated with twenty-one attractive plates etched by Rowlandson after J. Green, the aquatint being added by J. Bluck and J.C. Stadler. Then follows a pleasant account of Scarborough in very amusing doggerel to which [William] Combe was a contributor” (Prideaux) and “Francis Wrangham contributed four chapters” (Abbey).

 

This rare edition includes all 21 colored plates!

 

Item number: #7414

Price: $599

 

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Poetical sketches of Scarborough; illustrated by twenty-one engravings of humourous subjects, coloured from original designs, made upon the spot

 

London, Printed for R. Ackermann by J. Diggens, 1813.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [xv], [1], 215
    • 21 color plates
  • References: Tooley 422; Abbey Scenery 297, 298; Prideaux, pp. 144-145
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hard cover; tight and secure
    • Visible repair to front board
  • Size: ~10in X 6.5in (25.5cm x 17cm)
  • Very rare with auction records and price comparisons as high as $1500

 

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Categories

Arts & Architecture

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Authors

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Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete