Glances At Character. J. CLARK.
Glances At Character
Glances At Character
Glances At Character
Glances At Character
Glances At Character
Glances At Character
Glances At Character

Glances At Character

London: Printed by Wittinham and Rowland for John Carr, , 1814. Item #02556

The Country Physician, and the Hogs

[CLARK, J., illustrator]. Glances at Character. London: Printed by Wittinham and Rowland for John Carr, 1814.

First edition. Octavo (7 x 3 7/8 in; 173 x 98 mm). vi, 158, [2, adv.] pp. Hand-colored aquatint frontispiece and seven hand-colored aquatint plates.

Original quarter cloth over drab boards. Uncut. Some spots to boards, otherwise an excellent copy.

A rare volume, scarce in the marketplace, with text and caricatures satirizing human personality.

Little is known about illustrator J[ohn] Clark aka I. Clark. Prideaux notes that he "aquatinted plates to some thirty volumes, chiefly of travels." Where Prideaux cites a title by J. Clark she is kind, noting that his work along with others she mentions was "so much appreciated in their time."

The plates:

1. "Glances at Character" (Frontispiece)
2. "Most maculate thoughts, master, are mask'd under such colours."
3. [London Cousins]
4. [The Bounce]
5. [Fashion]
6. [The Hasty Marriage]
7. [The Widow's Conquest]
8. [The Country Physician, and the Hogs]

Not in Tooley, Prideaux, Abbey.

BMC 10 686 (857).

Price: $1,250.00