Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts, and Odd-cum-Shorts. Michael EGERTON, George Hunt.
Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts, and Odd-cum-Shorts
Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts, and Odd-cum-Shorts
Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts, and Odd-cum-Shorts
Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts, and Odd-cum-Shorts
Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts, and Odd-cum-Shorts
Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts, and Odd-cum-Shorts
Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts, and Odd-cum-Shorts
Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts, and Odd-cum-Shorts
Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts, and Odd-cum-Shorts
Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts, and Odd-cum-Shorts
Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts, and Odd-cum-Shorts
Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts, and Odd-cum-Shorts
Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts, and Odd-cum-Shorts
Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts, and Odd-cum-Shorts
Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts, and Odd-cum-Shorts
Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts, and Odd-cum-Shorts
Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts, and Odd-cum-Shorts
Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts, and Odd-cum-Shorts
Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts, and Odd-cum-Shorts
Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts, and Odd-cum-Shorts
Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts, and Odd-cum-Shorts
Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts, and Odd-cum-Shorts

Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts, and Odd-cum-Shorts

London: Published by Thomas M'Lean, 1825. Item #04455

Roamin' in the Gloamin', Etc.
A Comic Jaunt Through Great Britain
In Twenty-Three Hand-Colored Aquatints

E[GERTON], M. Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts, and Odd-cum-Shorts; in a Circumbendibus Hop, Step, and Jump, by Olio Rigmaroll. Drawn and Written by M.E. Esq. Engraved by Geo. Hunt. Second Edition. London: Published by Thomas M'Lean, 1825.

Second edition (first edition published in the same year by Pyall and Hunt). Quarto (10 5/16 x 8 1/4 inches; 262 x 210 mm.). [iv], iv, 73, [1, blank] pp. Twenty-three hand-colored aquatint plates by George Hunt after drawings by Michael Egerton. Plates watermarked, "J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1824" and "Turners 1824".

Bound by Morrell ca. 1880 (stamp-signed in black on verso of front free end-paper). Full tan calf, covers with triple-gilt borders. Spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments, red morocco label lettered in gilt. Gilt board edges and decoratively gilt wide turn-ins, all edges gilt. Rebacked with original spine laid down. Some light offsetting from plates to text only, last leaf of text a little foxed, otherwise an excellent copy with fine and bright hand coloring. Original printed gray paper label mounted onto a front blank.

A comical roundabout tour through England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland led by Olio Rigmarole né Michael Egerton, a social caricaturist who worked in London in the 1820s in the manner of George Cruikshank.

Rare, with OCLC recording only five copies in institutional holdings worldwide.


The Plates:

1. Frontispiece. [Picture of a Traveller seated on his Trunk].
2. Street Breakfast.
3. Will Hacksaw.
4. Spreading.
5. The Ne Plus Ultra of Bores.
6. Love Lane.
7. Inn-Midnight.
8. Scene - Country Fair.
9. Washerwomen.
10. Porter, Fish-Woman, and Journeyman Flesher.
11. Starting of a Stage-Coach. (watermarked J. Whatman, Turkey Mills 1824)
12. A Trip up Loch Lomond.
13. Returning from a trip to Loch Lomond.
14. Scene near Glasgow.
15. Glasgow.
16. Mr. Owen's Institution.
17. Laking it.
18. Steam Packet - Holyhead to Howth.
19. Steam Packet - Holyhead to Howth.
20. Car Drivers - Dublin. (watermarked Turners 1824)
21. A Ride up the Phoenix Park, Dublin.
22. Costume - North Wales.
23. The Rigmarole.

Abbey, Life, 290. Tooley 206. Colas 938.

Price: $3,850.00