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London Characters
London: Charles Tilt, [1829]. - The Scarcest Heath Of AllHEATH, Henry. London Characters. London: Charles Tilt, n.d. [1829]. First edition, complete. Oblong folio (9 3/4 x 14 in; 248 x 356 mm). Twelve hand-colored plates comprised of series numbers 1-18 containing a total forty-eight scenes. Bound c. 1920 in quarter green cloth over drab card boards. Repairs to verso of plate No. 18 along bottom edge, not affecting image. Some light marginal smudging, otherwise an excellent copy, scarce in any condition.A Heath album of extraordinary scarcity. According to ABPC, there have been no copies at auction since at least 1923 of this social satire. OCLC notes only one copy in institutional holdings worldwide, at Harvard. It is unrecorded by Tooley or Abbey. "Henry Heath (fl. 1822–1842), caricaturist, is a shadowy figure. Because of a similarity in style between William and Henry Heath and their collaboration on three prints, it has been suggested that they were related, even as brothers (George, Catalogue, 9.liv). Henry Heath etched theatrical portraits from 1822 and both social and political caricatures from 1824, his work being published by Fores and Gans. In 1831 he started to imitate the political caricatures of HB, changing from etching to lithography and adopting the monogram HH. About this time various sets of his comic vignettes in the manner of George Cruikshank were issued and were collected in 1840 under the title of The Caricaturist's Sketch Book; in the 1830s he also drew cockney sportsmen, following the example of Robert Seymour. One cartoon by him was published in Punch in 1842. In the same year he drew some amusing caricatures of Queen Victoria's visit to Scotland, after which, according to M. H. Spielmann (The History of Punch, 1895, 452), he emigrated to Australia. Dorothy George called him ‘a competent and versatile but very imitative caricaturist’ (George, Catalogue, 10.xliv)" (Oxford Online DNB). [Attributes: First Edition]
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