Rowlandson, Thomas.


by Caleb Quizem, Esq. Published by Thomas Tegg ... 1809.
1st Ed. 12mo. [x] + 104pp. Hand colour vignette to t.p., hand coloured folding etched frontis. (misbound after pp.97) and 27 hand coloured etched plates after Henry Bunbury, George Moutard Woodward etc. Ex.-libris Anchitel Grey, R. Johnstone in pencil to front f.e.p., some light browning, contemporary half calf with marbled boards, some discolouring, skilfully rebacked with much of original spine laid down, intricate gilt dec. compartments and gilt lettered title label to spine, ‘"Caleb Quizem" is probably a pseudonym for G.M. Woodward. Hazard and Carthew Printers ... Illustrated with 28 aquatints by Rowlandson after Henry Bunbury.’ The Morgan Library. George Murgatroyd Woodward (1760?–1809), caricaturist and author. "The text, in the form of letters, is a satire on sporting anecdotes and cockney sportsmen..." ‘First edition of a coloured-plate Sporting-book, which is esteemed on account of its humorous plates by Rowlandson. Written in the form of 16 letters to, and answers by Mr. C. Quizem ...‘ Schwerdt II. pp.119-120. Not found in Abbey or Tooley.
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