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A Case of Poaching, plate 278 in the book 'The Dance of Life, A Poem by the Author of " Dr. Syntax"' (London: R. Ackermann, 1817)
Date:
1817
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Etching And Aquatint (hand-colored)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 230 x 140 mm (9 1/16 x 5 1/2 in.)
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Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Note: IUC on printed title: William Combe; this may be the author's name, and not Combe’s signature (needs verification)
Edition: first edition in book form, originally published in eight parts (see Advertisement at front)
Binding:red calf and marbled board
Volumes in Set: 1.
Pagination:285 pp.
Languages Used in Text:English;
Provenance:Alfred A. Cohen, Fernside (his card attached inside front cover);
Remarks: Author’s name, William Combe, inscribed in gray-black ink on the printed title page, where he is identified as the author Dr. Syntax but not mentioned by name.

Accession Number:
1963.30.38788.24
Acquisition Date:
1963-01-01
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

A poacher and his pleading family appear before Graceful and his wife, etc. in library of grand house. The couplet reads "To sooth the rigour of the laws / Let Beauty plead the Culprit's cause".
For comment see the entry for the book (1963.30.38788.1-26)

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