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ALKEN, Henry.
Symptoms of Being Amused.

Published
London: Thos. McLean, 1822.
References
Tooley 57; Bobins II 755;
Plates
41
Binding/Size
M=4to
Value
0-5000
Published
London: Thos. McLean, 1822.
Ref
124

Illustrated with 41 hand-coloured engraved plates, including the title page. Thin oblong 4to original red crushed morocco with gilt border and inner dentelles; (light foxing throughout; inner hinges repaired; bookplate ("Ex Libris: Campbell L. Hendriks") and catalogue description pasted inside cover. MS signature in pencil of Hendriks on prelim. Cream Moire endpapers. Volume one was the only volume published, a second was begun, but only 18 plates were ever completed. (thus making these latter plates being very rare indeed.) *Ron Norman of Hartlepool carried out rebinding and restoration work on this book. (Ronnorm@aol.com)* Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontis. 4 figs. Symptoms...of not being both of the same mind / ....of leaping a little short / ...of a down leap / ...of an upleap. 2. Title page. 3. 6 figs. Symptoms...of being drawn / ...of trotting / ...of a Recoil &c. 4. 4 figs. Symptoms...of doing the outside Edge / ....of doing the inside Edge / ...of a stop &c. 5. 4 figs. Symptoms...of delight / ...of going downhill / ....of being run away with &c. 6. 6 figs. Symptoms...of Patience / ....of kicking / ....of Style / ...of pain &c. 7. 4 figs. Symptoms...of having taken Lessons / ....of not having taken Lessons / ...of Hunting &c. 8. 6 figs. Symptoms...of having had enough / ...of fun / ...of Earnest &c. 9. 5 figs. Symptoms...of Notice to quit / ....of a Descent / ...of Honour / ....of Discretion &c. 10. 4 figs. Symptoms....of down with an up prospect / ....of up with a down prospect / ...of a hard mouth &c. 11. 4 figs. Symptoms...of being wanted / ....of Anxiety / .... of a has been / ....of Duck catching. 12. 4 figs. Symptoms....of a Rout / ....of Getting on / ....of fashion / ....of being put in Bodily fear. 13. 5 figs. Symptoms...of a Doze after dinner / ....of Giving Satisfaction / ....of Receiving Satisfaction &c. 14. 6 figs. Symptoms...of fine Feelings / ....of Terror / ....of Fun / ...of Village Scandal &c. 15. 5 figs . Symptoms...of a Spree / ....of a Smash / ....of going to qoud / ....of being us'd to it &c. 16. 5 figs. Symptoms...of coming from the Hunt / ....going to the Hunt / ....after Star Gazing / of an Elegant Writer &c. 17. 3 figs. Symptoms....of Watching / ....of the grey mare &c / Getting off the road. 18. 4 figs. Symptoms...of being bang up / ....of a fine Woman / ....of being bang down / ....of a quiet one. 19. 4 figs. Symptoms...of to be sold / ....of Despair / ....of who is there? / ....of sold and had him a week. 20. 5 figs. Symptoms...of catch my Horse / ...of Bog Trotting / ...of Expression &c. 21. 8 figs. Symptoms...of being very Windy / ....of being very dirty / ....of being very dry / ....of being very thick &c. 22. 4 figs. Symptoms...of an anxious Wife (2 examples) / ....of lacking Neat / ....of lacking Gas. 23. 5 figs. Symptoms...of being Married / ...of not being Married / ....of the Parade / ....of not likely to be Married &c. 24. 4 figs. Symptoms...of a few high words / ...of very showy but not fast / ...of very fast but not showy &c. 25. 6 figs. Symptoms....of my Lud / ....of a loose Rein / ....of Tight in hand / ....of easing a Patient &c. 26. 6 figs. Symptoms...of a declaration / ....of a Meltonian / ...of a Love Feast / ....of a Buck &c. 27. 6 figs. Symptoms...of breaking a Hunter / ....of spoiling a Chicken / ....of a bang up drive on a Sunday &c. 28. 4 figs. Symptoms...of unwelcome guests / ... A Consultation of Lawyers / .....A Consultation of Physicians &c. 29. 4 figs. Symptoms...of a Wild One tamed /..of a Wild One / ....of an uncertainty &c. 30. 4 figs. Symptoms...of the Manager's Judgement / ....on being on board a Packet (ship) / ....of the Saddle mis-placed &c. 31. 6 figs. Symptoms...of Tragedy / ....of Comedy / ....of the Old Story / ....of the Ornamental &c. 32. 2 figs. Symptoms...of a view on Bagshot Heath, 1st Sept / ...of training for the Epping Hunt. 33. 6 figs. Symptoms...of Full Pay / ...of Half Pay / ...of anything but go &c. 34. 6 figs. Symptoms...of a great one / ...of a fine one / ....of a queer one / ...of a save all &c. 34. 5 figs. Symptoms of a First Voyage...fit for the Home Station / ...fit for a Foreign Station / ....of taking in the trouble / .....of taking out the trouble &c. 35. 3 figs. Symptoms....of did not know the House had Stopped Payment /....of basting a joint / ....of following the Leader. 36. 2 figs. Symptoms...of a few neat ones going to a Mill / ....of returning from the Epping Hunt. 37. 3 figs. Symptoms....of learning to do the thing genteel / ...of Coming Out / .....of being foiled. 38. 5 figs. Symptoms...of entering Quod / ....of a Hunting Story / ....of being in Quod some time &c. 39. 6 figs. Symptoms...of -- Can't wait / ....of in cash - at an Inn / ....of out of cash & a little in debt at an Inn &c. 40. 5 figs. Symptoms...of doubtful Amusement - or Craneing / ...of anxious Amusement - or sure of a bite / ....of Public Amusement - or no Taxes / ....Dangerous Amusement - or a Slapper &c. 41. 4 figs. Symptoms...of Sporting friends likely to go together / ....of a Double-Entendre / ....of Sporting friends likely to separate / ....of sure to hit the mark.