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Lot 289: [Caricatures] The Looking Glass, 1831

1014: Rare Books & Manuscripts

by Addison & Sarova Auctioneers

05 November 2016

Macon, GA, USA

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  • [Caricatures]  The Looking Glass, 1831
  • [Caricatures]  The Looking Glass, 1831
  • [Caricatures]  The Looking Glass, 1831
  • [Caricatures]  The Looking Glass, 1831
  • [Caricatures]  The Looking Glass, 1831
  • [Caricatures]  The Looking Glass, 1831
  • [Caricatures]  The Looking Glass, 1831
   
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Description: THE LOOKING GLASS OR CARICATURE ANNUAL. 1831. VOL. 2. London: McLean, 1831. Folio, 16" x 11". Pictorial title, preface, and 48 pages of hand-colored lithographed plates. Period 1/2 crimson morocco over cloth boards, rubbing and light cracking along hinges, fading to cloth, loss at corners. Title partially detached but holding, contents with some general light soiling/handling and a few instances of foxing, several very discreet repairs including to two long closed tears (the others primarily marginal), else Very Good. ******************************** A fantastic collection of hand-colored plates. The first volume was published in 1830, and more would follow. All volumes were presented in a similar fashion with 12 monthly parts and each containing 4 pages. The caricatures, after William Heath and Robert Seymour, depict various political and military figures.

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