London: Field and Tuer, ye Leadenhalle Presse, no date . [Street Selling] FINE COLOUR PLATES. Quarto (28 x 22cm), pp. 48 . Leaves printed only to recto. In recent red half morocco with gilt titles to spine and orange cloth over boards. Brown endpapers, with the original brown title label to front pastedown. Spotting to half-title. A clean, fresh presentation of a hugely characterful book. Very good. An introduction to the wares and riddling cries of nineteenth century London's street sellers. The Six Charming Children plates were originally published by S. and J. Fuller in 1819, and ten further colour-printed engravings by Thomas Rowlandson are copied in facsimile from 'Characteristic Sketches of the Lower Orders' (1820). Other engravings reproduced here are copied from printers of the same period, including Charles Phillips; James Catnach and J. Lumsden, and more recent cuts are printed directly from the blocks. Item #52551
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