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Poetical Sketches of Scarborough in 1813
Driffield: Frank Fawcett, 1893. Three-Quarter Leather. Near Fine. xv, 215 p. 21 hand-coloured plates. Limited edition of 260 copies; this copy has no number. Repaired front hinge. Edges of loose endpapers browned. Moderately thumbed and some page edges darkened and roughened. According to the preface, this book is a replica of an annotated edition of 1813. Thomas Rowlandson (1756 - 1827) was an English artist and caricaturist well-known for his humorous drawings of various aspects of social life. One of the authors of the accompanying verse was Archdeacon Francis Wrangham, an advocate for the abolition of slavery, women's education, Catholic rights, charity schools, free libraries, charity hospitals and other progressive social ideas. J. B. Papworth may be John Buonarotti Papworth, best known as a prolific architect and artist. William Combe was famous for a comic poem, "The Three Tours of Dr. Syntax." The talents of all three, however, fade in comparison to Rowlandson's portrayals of early shoeshops, baths, beaches, libraries, ballrooms, etc. A beautiful book in a lovely red binding.
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