Six Rare Alken Color-Plate Series Bound in One Volume
A Total of Eighty-Five Hand-Colored Engravings and Lithographs
ALKEN, Henry. A Bound Album of Eighty-Five Hand-Colored Engravings, From Various Works by Alken, Many of Sporting or Equestrian Subjects, Including Specimens of Riding Near London [and] Humorous Miscellanies [and] Scraps from the Sketch Book [and] Moments of Fancy [and] Tutor's Assistant [and] Fox Hunting, Etc. London: Thomas M'Lean, 1823.
Large folio (21 x 14 in; . Eighty-five hand-colored plates, trimmed (with loss of imprint) and inlaid on to forty-nine leaves, (many with two images per leaf). Title-page to Scraps from the Sketch Book inlaid on to first leaf (making 50 leaves in all).
Mid-nineteenth century full crimson morocco, rebacked preserving most of the original spine. The prints are in spectacular condition, bright, vivid, and clean.
A singular collection of Alken, including six suites, two of great rarity (Humorous Miscellanies 1823 - Complete, six plates and Fox Hunting, Etc. 1823 - Complete, six plates), that represent both the comic and realistic aspects of his work.
Scraps from the Sketch Book 1823 (Title leaf and thirty-seven of forty-two plates).
Specimens of Riding Near London 1823 (Complete, eighteen plates). Scarce
Humorous Miscellanies 1823 (Complete, six plates). Very Scarce.
Moments of Fancy and Whim 1823 (thirteen of fourteen plates, incl. plus one duplicate).
Tutor's Assistant 1823 (four of six plates).
Fox Hunting, Etc. 1823 (Complete, six plates). Very Scarce
Schwerdt, p. 21 (Scraps from the Sketch Book); Tooley 51 (Specimens of Riding Near London); Tooley 30 (Humorous Miscellanies); Tooley 40 (Moments of Fancy); Tooley 59 (Tutor's Assistant); Siltzer (1929 ed.), p. 60 (Fox Hunting, Etc). Item #01683
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