Estimate: £200 - £300
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Introduction to the Art of Cutting Groups of Figures, Flowers, Birds, &c. In Black Paper, printed for Edward Orme, ,
titlepage (with contemporary manuscript note below imprint 'No.1 - 7/6'), leaf of introduction, and four engravings of silhouettes by M. Dubourg after Townshend (dated 1815), some faint creasing, title-page dusty, stitched as issued, leaf size 34.5 x 49cm (13.5 x 19.25ins) old plain paper protective upper wrapper only (some marks and soiling)
Rare. Apparently the first part, containing four engravings, from a complete series of twenty plates issued between 1815 and 1816. They depict: ladies in a garden with children at play; villagers at a festival; passion flower and moths; and six bewigged chefs cooking frogs and spring onions.