Symptoms of Being Amused. Volume 1 (all published).

London: Thomas McLean, 1822.

First edition. With 42 hand-colored plates, including engraved pictorial title and frontispiece. Letterpress leaf “Symptoms” present. 1 vols. Oblong folio. Half green morocco and marbnled boards, t.e.g. Bookplates of Frederick Coleman Hunter, Augustine Healy and F.P. Williamson. Tooley 57. Item #313493

Alken's hilarious, multi-image plates depict a stunning variety of catastrophes, elaborating a favorite theme of his: the pitfalls of fun and games, especially any involving a horse or a gun.

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