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Author
SMITH, John Thomas.
Title
Etchings of Remarkable Beggars, Itinerant Traders and other Persons of Notoriety in London and its Environs
Published
London: John Thomas Smith 1815.
Description
8vo. (25 x 16 cm.). Original hand-coloured title and 23 plates. Boards richly panelled in gilt, Regency binding, spine decoratively tooled with twin red morocco labels and lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, edges in gilt. Corners and hinges slightly worn. A very beautiful copy.

Coloured plates in order:

1. Title page.
2. George Wilson the Pedestrian
3. Hot Peas
4. Pickled Cucumbers
5. Very Fine, Very Cheap
6. Live Haddock
7. A Study in Bethlem Hospital
8. Windmills
9. St.Luke's Day...A Poor Painter Removing
10. Lemons
11. Young Lambs
12. Umbrellas to Mend
13. Birminham-Balls
14. Hearth-Stones
15. [Untitled]
16. Henry Dinsdale
17. Door-Mats
18. Roasting Jack, Toasting-Forks, Files or Skewer
19. The Flying Pie-Man
20. Tinker
21. [Untitled]
22. [Untitled]
23. Wood
24. [Untitled]
Hand coloured plates
24
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Category
British Isles, Culture/Lifestyle, London
Value
$0-5,000
Stock ID
1485