Real Life in Ireland; ALKEN, Henry; EGAN, Pierce, imitation of; HEATH, William, illustrator
London: Jones and Co. and J.J. Marks, 1821. Rare First Edition. Full Morocco. ALKEN, Henry (1785–1851), illustrator. –– [EGAN, Piece (1772–1849), imitation of]. Real Life in Ireland; or, The Day and Night Scenes… London: printed by B. Bensley for Jones and Co., 1821. 8vo. Hand–colored aquatint frontispiece and 18 plates by Alken, Heath and Williams.
(Frontispiece and title–page a little but dust soiled, neat repair to close tear of upper margin on title, occasional marginal browning to plates, else fine). Full burgundy morocco with double gilt fillet border, 6 compartments with 5 raised bands gilt, gilt scroll work and titling in compartments, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt dentelles, stamp–signed by Riviere; chemise; morocco–backed slipcase. Provenance: Vincent Lloyd Russell (bookplate).
Very Good, First Edition, of what Tooley calls as being “rarer than [Egan’s] Life in London”. Abbey, Life 282; Tooley 201. Veery Good. Item #443
Price (USD): $920.00