World in Miniature, The: ROWLANDSON, Thomas World in Miniature, The: ROWLANDSON, Thomas World in Miniature, The: ROWLANDSON, Thomas World in Miniature, The: ROWLANDSON, Thomas

World in Miniature, The


Published by London: R. Ackermann, 1816, 1816
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From the Original Parts, With All WrappersROWLANDSON, Thomas. The World in Miniature, Consisting of a Group of Figures for the Illustration of Landscape, Scenery. Drawn and Etched by T. Rowlandson. London: R. Ackermann, 1816. First edition, from the original eight parts without title-page as issued. Quarto (11 1/4 x 8 1/2 in; 288 x 216 mm). Forty etched plates numbered 1-40 mounted into windowed sheets, with interleaves, with most trimmed within plate mark to plate number or imprint. Bound by Samuel Tout (stamp-signed) c. 1867-69 in later full crushed crimson morocco with triple fillets and gilt corner pieces. Gilt ruled and decorated compartments. Broad turn-ins with elegant gilt decoration. Gilt-rolled edges. Top edge gilt. Joints very lightly rubbed. Original green printed wrappers to each part tipped-in at rear.Copies in the original part are excessively scarce; the book edition bound from the parts and issued with letterpress title dated 1817 is more readily seen.Victorian binder Samuel Tout worked out of Nassau Street in Soho, London 1868-79. He then partnered with William Coward in a bindery in Whitechapel but in 1880 continued on his own in the same location.Cf. Tooley 437. Bookseller Inventory # 02632

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Title: World in Miniature, The

Publisher: London: R. Ackermann, 1816

Publication Date: 1816

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