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RIGMAROLL Olio. [pseud of ME ie EGERTON Michael]
Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts and Odd-cum-Shorts; in a Circumbendibus Hop, Step, and Jump.
Pyall and Hunt, London: 18, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden. First edition, VG, 23 pls, 1825. Quarto, [4], 73, [1, blank] pp, with twenty-three hand-colored aquatint plates, plates watermarked -J WHATMAN 1824, the earliest state of the plates before they were altered. Light green paper-covered boards with the original pink printed label on front cover and with facsimile label on spine, some minor foxing throughout, not affecting text, book or plates in any way. In a gilt titled red cloth chemise. A wonderful uncut copy. A second edition was published in London also in 1825 by Thomas M¿Lean. (Abbey, Life, 290. Colas 938. Hiler, p. 263). Humorous illustrations which show masculine and feminine costume. EGERTON, Michael (fl. 1821/29, also known as: "Omnium Gatherum," "Olio Rigmaroll," "Old Rigmaroll"). The plates are captioned as follows: Uncaptioned (facing p. 2); Street Breakfast. (facing p. 5); Will Hackraw. (facing p. 8); Spreading. (facing p. 17); The Ne plus Ultra of Bores. (facing p. 19); Love Lane. (facing p. 28); Inn Midnight, Company Tired & Retired. (facing p. 31); Scene Country Fair. (facing p. 39); Washerwomen. Carlton Hill, Edinburgh. (facing p. 41); Porter, Fish-woman, & Journeyman Flesher; Auld Reekie. (facing p. 43); Starting of a Stage-Coach Edinburgh. (facing p. 45); A Trip up Loch Lomond. (facing p. 47); Returning from a Trip to Loch Lomond. (facing p. 49); Scene near Glasgow. (facing p. 50); Glasgow. (facing p. 50); Mr. Owen¿s Institution, New Lanark. (Quadrille Dancing.) (facing p. 51); Laking it. Ulswater. (facing p. 52); Steam Packet Holyhead to Howth. … [Click Below for Full Description]
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