Illustrations to Popular Songs. Henry Alken.

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Illustrations to Popular Songs

London: SongsThomas MíLean, 1826.

[4] leaves + 41 hand-colored plates (including frontispiece), the margins with a pink wash. Leaf of address is present. (oblong folio) 23.5x33 cm (9ºx13"), three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, all edges gilt, gilt decorated spine. Bound by Root & Son. This is a reissue of the original 1822 edition. It has 41 rather than 43 plates, it seems that given the popularity of the work the later issues were often done without a few plates. Henry T. Alken is one of the most renowned and popular of British sporting, humor and genre artists. This copy with modern bookplate of Norman and Janey Buchan. Rubbing of spine and edges, some wear to marbled boards; bookplate of John McEntee Bowman on front paste-down, foxing and repairs, small tears; very good. Tooley 37.

Price: $425.00   Item #2526

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