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ALKEN, Henry.
Illustrations to Popular Songs.

Published
London: Published by Thomas M'Lean, 1823.
References
Tooley 37; Not in Abbey; Schwerdt IV p.4 ( this issue)
Plates
43
Binding/Size
M=4to
Value
0-5000
Published
London: Published by Thomas M'Lean, 1823.
Ref
659

FIRST EDITION, second issue. Oblong folio (10 x 14 inches; 253 x 366 mm.). [2] leaves (containing letterpress title and "Address" leaf). Forty-three hand-coloured etched plates (including added pictorial title). With the original tissue guards. All plates dated 1822. Each plate contains two to six comical scenes including several hunting or sporting scenes illustrating titles of popular songs. Handsomely bound in half leather with blue cloth boards by Riviere & Sons. Gilt in rule to boards and to spine, title in gilt to spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, in good condition. All edges gilt. This popular work was first issued in 1822, and reissued in 1823, 1825, 1826 and 1831. Coloured plates in order: 1. Pictured title. "So fill your Glasses, be this the toast given, Here's England for ever, the land boys we live in". 2. Four vignette scenes beginning with "Bright chanticleer proclaims the dawn and spangles deck the thorn." 3. Six vignette scenes beginning with "Sure such a pair were never seen." 4. Five small vignette scenes beginning with "Ye little loves that round her wait." 5. Four small vignette scenes beginning "While happy in my Native Land." 6. Six small vignette scenes beginning with "I saw that form in youthful trim." 7. Three vignette scenes beginning with "The bright sunny morning bids the huntsmen prepare." 8. Six small vignette scenes beginning with "Deserted by the waning moon." 9. Four assorted vignette scenes beginning with "Bewitching fashion with what power Despotic doth thou rule." 10. Six small vignette scenes beginning with "When in death I shall calm recline." 11. Four small vignette scenes beginning with "No more I'll court the town bred fair." 12. Four small vignette scenes beginning with "That Loves a Tyrant I can prove." 13. Three vignette hunting scenes beginning with "The hounds are uncoupled see yonder they fly, they have a strong scent & are in full cry." 14. Three small vignette scenes beginning with "In sportive mood the fickle god, In various shapes to tempt us tries." 15. Several small vignette scenes beginning with "What beau was arm'd completer." 16. Three assorted vignette scenes beginning with "A Blessing unknown to ambition & Pride." 17. Four small vignette scenes beginning with "Music hath power to melt the Soul." 18. Five small vignette scenes beginning with "Go breeze that sweeps the orange grove." 19. Six small vignette scenes beginning with "Since the first dawn of Reason, that beamed on my mind." 20. Two hunting vignettes beginning with "Arise brother sportsmen the landscape survey, Now the dog and the gun can delight." 21. Four small vignette scenes beginning with "When jealous out of Season." 22. Six assorted small vignette scenes beginning with "Ye gentle gales that fan the air." 23. Five small vignette scenes beginning with "Every pulse every pulse along my veins, and every roving fancy." 24. Two hunting vignette scenes beginning with "The sportsmen all rode at a desperate rate, As if they rode for a thousand pound plate." 25. Four small vignette scenes beginning with "Mary dear Mary list awake, and take the moon thy slumber break." 26. Five small vignette scenes beginning with "A Highland lad my love was born." 27. Five small vignette scenes beginning "Far removed from noise and smoke." 28. Four hunting vignettes beginning "How sweet to be, as on we rush, By anything entangling: Amidst a lovely thorny bush. Or on a tree left dangling." 29. Six assorted small vignette scenes beginning with "O would twere my lot." 30. Four vignette scenes beginning with "He was famed for deads of arms." 31. Five small vignette scenes beginning with "With ---- mixture without measure." 32. Two hinting vignette scenes beginning with "True sportsmen are we for the game once in view. With unrestrained ardour the Chase we pursue." 33. Three vignette scenes beginning with "A fig for the cares of this whirligig world, Shall still be my maxim where ever I'm twirld." 34. Five assorted small vignette scenes beginning with "What's this dull tiwn to me." 35. Five small vignette scenes beginning with "I am the boy for bewitching them." 36. Four hunting vignettes beginning with "The steed with impatience reviews the far plain. And pawing the earth pants in every vein." 37. Six small vignette scenes beginning with "Tis he my William come from Sea." 38. Six small vignette scenes beginning with "My love she is so pretty." 39. Six small vignette scenes beginning with "Throwing off dull melancholy." 40. Four assorted hunting vignette scenes beginning with "No joys can delight likt the sports of the field." 41. Five small vignette scenes beginning with "Ye Gentlemen of England, That live at home at ease." 42. Four assorted vignette scenes beginning with "Turn away these eyes of love." 43. Four hunting vignette scenes beginning with "A Southerly wind and a stormy sky, Proclaim a hunting morning."