Ominum Gatherum - The Caricaturists Scrap Book

none stated; likely London: none stated, 1840. First. Hardbound. Dark blue library buckram boards (re-binding), 60pp, 60 BW etchings. Good, ex-lib with bookplate and perforation stamp on right side of every plate. Boards are somewhat rubbed, interior paper is brittle, no real foxing to any plates though they show some age toning, title page is no longer attached to binding. Item #128455

There are 60 plates listed over the general 59 due to the title "page" really being more of a plate than anything. This book is a compilation of work by Henry Heath, a British caricaturist active between 1825-1850. The omnibus of work includes: the Omnium Gathering (with second series), The Art of Tormenting, Demonology and Withcraft, Old Ways and New Ways, Scenes in London, Sayings and Doings, and the Nautical Dictionary. Most deal with interpersonal relationships as opposed to being political, and all are rather funny. A quirky look into the mind of the early to mid-1800s.

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