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Airy Nothings;

EGERTON, Michael, illustrator; Hunt, George

Published by London: Published by Pyall and Hunt, 1825, 1825
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Roamin' in the Gloamin', Etc.A Comic Jaunt Through Great BritainIn Twenty-Three Hand-Colored AquatintsE[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. London: Published by Pyall and Hunt, 1825. First edition (reprinted in the same year by Thomas McLean). Quarto (10 1/4 x 7 7/8 in; 260 x 199 mm). [2], iv, 73, [1, blank] pp. Twenty-three hand-colored aquatint plates with tissue guards by George Hunt after drawings by Michael Egerton. Plates watermarked, "J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1824."Bound by Rivière and Son in later half wine crushed morocco over cloth boards. Five raised bands, gilt lettered compartments. All edges gilt. With the bookplate of Alfred. N. Beadleston. Preliminary leaves a little foxed, joints expertly repaired. A very good copy.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 six copies in institutional holdings worldwide.Alfred Nash Beadleston, Sr. (1848-1915), partner in the Beadleston & Woerz Empire brewery of New York City, made headlines when, in 1909, the 60 year old Beadleston married 21 year old Helen F. Hazard (1888-1937), daughter of Edward Clarke Hazard of the grocery firm E. C. Hazard and Company, thus uniting stale old beer and ripe fresh groceries in one cart down the supermarket aisle.The Plates:1. The Rigmarole. Frontispiece.2 . Man sitting trunk with hat and bundle).3. Street Breakfast.4. Will Hacksaw.5. Spreading.6. The Ne Plus Ultra of Bores.7. Love Lane.8. Inn-Midnight.9. Scene - Country Fair.10. Washerwomen.11. Porter, Fish-Woman, and Journeyman Flesher.12. Starting of a Stage-Coach.13. A Trip up Loch Lomond.14. Returning froma trip to Loch Lomond.15. Scene near Glasgow.16. Glasgow.17. Mr. Owen's Institution. 18. Laking it.19. Steam Packet - Holyhead to Howth.20. Steam Packet - Holyhead to Howth.21. Car Drivers - Dublin.22. A Ride up the Phoenix Park, Dublin.23. Costume - North Wales.Abbey, Life, 290. Tooley 206. Colas 938. Bookseller Inventory # 02596

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Title: Airy Nothings;

Publisher: London: Published by Pyall and Hunt, 1825

Publication Date: 1825

Edition: 1st Edition

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