[Pyne, W.H].


Or, After Dinner Chit-Chat. by Ephraim Hardcastle. London: Printed for the Longman, Hurst, Reees, Orme and Brown ... 1823.
1st Ed. 2 vols. in 1. viii + 324pp. + viii + 340pp. Some light browning, blind ownership stamp of D. Wyndham Smith to half title and title page, rebound by Period bookbinders in calf backed marbled boards, gilt lettered label to faded spine. William Henry Pyne [pseud. Ephraim Hardcastle] (17701843), artist and writer. ODNB ... Pyne enjoyed gossip and took advantage of his knowledge of fellow artists and their techniques to become an energetic art critic under the pseudonym Ephraim Hardcastle. He supplied a long and historically valuable series of anecdotes to the Literary Gazette and in 1823 the collected papers were published in two volumes entitled [as the above] ...
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