Poetical Sketches of Scarborough: Illustrated by Twenty-One Engravings of Humorous Subjects….

London: Printed for R. Ackermann, 101, Strand, by J.Diggins, Saint Ann's Lane, 1813.

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Rowlandson, Thomas. First edition. Twenty-one hand-colored engraved plates after J. Green, by Thomas Rowlandson. 215 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. UNCUT. Bound in contemporary boards, with contemporary brown blindstamped calf spine, gilt stamped title and drab boards, uncut. Minor loss to calf at bottom of spine. In full crimson morocco pull off case, by Riviere. Tooley 423; Abbey Scenery 297.

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According to the Advertisement, “The originals of the plates…were sketches made as souvenirs of the place during a visit to Scarborough, 1812. They were not intended for publication, but being found to interest many persons of taste, several of whom expressed a desire to possess engravings of them, and some gentlemen having offered to add metrical illustrations to each the present for of publication has been adopted…” The poems are by Combe, Papworth, et. al. This edition contains all the plates of the first, with a Dedication, Contents, and the initials of the authors added.