London: W. Sams, 1824.
First edition. Oblong quarto. Excessively rare first edition in original pictorial boards with original red calf spine. The scarce Sams imprint, and with two plates watermarked 1822 (two years before publication date), the others do not show watermarks. Superb hand-colored aquatint plates designed and etched by D. T. Egerton (1797-1842), noted British landscape painter who was sadly murdered in 1841 in Mexico. This is a most scarce and thoroughly enchanting sarcastic work on social life in England. Some wear to covers, spine worn with fraying at top and bottom. Book solid and very presentable, given fragility of paper. All tissue sheets over plates are present.
Price: $1,750.00 Item #4339