The World in Miniature, England, Scotland and Ireland Edited by W. H. Pyne, Containing A Description of the Character, Manners, Customs, Dress, Diversions, and Other Peculiarities of the Inhabitants of Great Britain, In Four Volumes, illustrated wit ([ 1827 ])

84 Hand Coloured Plates

1827 British Trades & Costume 4 vols

Published: R. Ackermann

Date: [ 1827 ]

Published in Four Volumes, here bound in two in the original publishers cloth, this is a delightful work looking at the Classes, Characters, Costumes and Jobs of the people of Great Britain in the Georgian era, with descriptions of what each job entails, illustrated with Eighty Four Hand Coloured Engravings across the four volumes, with illustrations depicting many trades, including a Watchman, Blue Coat boy, Mail Coach, Knight of the Garter, Postman, Fireman, Shrimper, Life-Boat, Bill Sticker, Knife Grinder, Newsman, Lawyer, Doctor of Music, Coachman, Baker, Coal Porters, Fish Woman, Cat’s Meat Woman, Match Girl, A Tread Mill, Lamplighter, Barrow Woman, Hawkers, Scavengers, Westminster Scholar, Quakers, Canal Boat, English Peasant, Butcher’s Boy, Ticket Porter, Smithfield Drover, Knight of the Bath, Pensioner, Doctor in Law, Wine Coopers, Irish Pavior, Scottish Piper, Scottish Chieftain, Brewer’s Drayman, House Maid, and many more. Books have been recased with most of the original back strips laid down, titled “National Costumes”, to the spines, fitted with new endpapers, some mild page creasing throughout, some occasional foxing and browning, a few creased edges else in good general condition, books have been collated, all plates are present, a couple of plates have two images per page, and two have slightly different titles to those given on the list of illustrations pages, but all are present, small formats, just under 6 inches tall. A generally good set of this scarce work

Binding
Cloth

£650

Offered by Andrew Cox