Small 8vo. 16.5 by 10 cm. vi, 158,  pp. With eight hand-colored aquatint plates. Complete, with half-title and two page ads. Light offsetting on title and text. Light foxing of endpapers. Rubbing along joints and moderate shelfwear. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Glances at Character
Publisher: Whittingham & Rowland, for John Carr
Publication Date: 1814
Binding: Quarter Calf, Marbled Boards
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First edition.
Book Description London: Printed by Wittinham and Rowland for John Carr, , 1814, 1814. The Country Physician, and the Hogs[CLARK, J., illustrator]. Glances at Character. London: Printed by Wittinham and Rowland for John Carr, 1814. First edition. Octavo (7 x 3 7/8 in; 173 x 98 mm). vi, 158, [2, adv.] pp. Hand-colored aquatint frontispiece and seven hand-colored aquatint plates. Original quarter cloth over drab boards. Uncut. Some spots to boards, otherwise an excellent copy.A rare volume, scarce in the marketplace, with text and caricatures satirizing human personality.Little is known about illustrator J[ohn] Clark aka I. Clark. Prideaux notes that he "aquatinted plates to some thirty volumes, chiefly of travels." Where Prideaux cites a title by J. Clark she is kind, noting that his work along with others she mentions was "so much appreciated in their time."The plates:1. "Glances at Character" (Frontispiece)2. "Most maculate thoughts, master, are mask'd under such colours."3. [London Cousins]4. [The Bounce]5. [Fashion]6. [The Hasty Marriage]7. [The Widow's Conquest]8. [The Country Physician, and the Hogs]Not in Tooley, Prideaux, Abbey.BMC 10 686 (857). Bookseller Inventory # 02556