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DARLY, MARY
24 Caricatures by Several Ladies Gentlemen Artists &C. [Together with] Vol LL of Caricatures Macaronies & Characters by Sundry Ladies Gentle. N Artists &C
[London] No. 39 Strand: , 1771-1772. Scarce Ladies and Macaronies by The "Fun Merchant": "The Mother of Pictorial Satire" DARLY, Mary. 24 Caricatures by Several Ladies, Gentlemen, Artists, &c. [together with] Vol ll of Caricatures, Macaronies & Characters by Sundry Ladies, Gentle.n, Artists, &c. [London]: M Darly, No. 39 Strand, 1771-1772. First editions. Two oblong octavo volumes (6 1/4 x 9 7/8 in; 158 x 251 mm). Twenty-four richly and vividly hand colored engravings to each volume (total forty-eight) with engraved initialed/signed plates by Henry Bunbury, Edward Topham and Richard St George Mansergh. Hand colored engraved title pages. One leaf of engraved text to each volume.Original decoratively marbled wrappers with engraved title labels. Expected light wear and soiling to wrappers. Occasional spotting/soiling to plate margins, a few mildly intrusive to images. One plate with half inch tear to fore edge at lower corner not affecting image. Withal, very good copies indeed of volumes scarce in any condition. Housed in a felt-lined, quarter brown calf over marbled boards clamshell case with a red felt divider. "Comic Humour, Caricatures, &c. In a Series of Drol [sic] Prints consisting of Heads, Figures, Conversations and Satires upon the follies of the Age Designed by several Ladies, Gentlemen and the most Humourous Artists &c." (From the text leaf to each volume).Despite their contemporary wide popularity and broad distribution, and their importance in the history of British caricature, the albums of Mary Darly are of phenomenal scarcity. Of the volumes under notice, … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
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