Book Description

5 hand-coloured plates, engr. vignette on title,
Dealer Notes
Collations vary, we have seen a listing with 6 plates, but the Osborne Collection copy has 5, like ours, and, of the only two copies we found in auction, both part of job lots, one records a frontispiece only (Forum, 2021), and the other, 5 plates like ours (Lot 152, Sotheby’s, 25th Feb. 1976).
The work and its illustrations conform to the ‘papillonade’ genre associated with William Roscoe, and as well as featuring anthropomorphism, it references the Atlantic slave trade.
Author TYRO (Theresa) pseud.?
Date 1808
Publisher London, Printed for J. Harris
Condition (lacks printed buff wraps, stitching gone, disbound’ some foxing and offsetting),
Pages 16mo, pp. 14, [2, adverts],

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