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A Bad Fit.
A Bad Fit. This is not my Hat? _ It must be yours, Sir, there's no other left.
[Engraved by George Hunt? after M. Egerton?]
London, Published by Tho.s McLean, 26, Haymarket. 1826.
Coloured aquatint. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"), paper watermarked ''J Whatman Turkey Mill 1824''. With small margins. Mounted in album paper at edges.
The attributions are purely on stylistic grounds.
[Ref: 54461]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Characteristics, or England, Ireland, and Scotland.
Characteristics, or England, Ireland, and Scotland. I say_there's a __ fine Girl! Let's go in & ask if Mr Thomson lives there? & have a Chat with her. / Och _by my Soul but we'll buy Something of the dare Cratur_ Oh the Swate little Jewel! / Hoo't a'wa Mon. Dunn'a throw awa the Siller! we'll jost gang in & a'ask for twa & Sixpence for ha'alfa Croon.
Drawn by M.E. Esq,r. Eng.d by Geo.Hunt.
Pub. Jan.y 1825 by Pyall & Hunt, 18. Tavistock St.t Cov.t Garden.
Coloured aquatint. Plate: 210 x 220mm (8¼ x 8¾") very large margins. Foxing in plate.
Three dandies ogling a shop girl through a window, showing their lechery in different ways.
BM Satires 14995. Hickman p.63.
[Ref: 39883]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Characteristics, or England, Ireland, and Scotland.
Characteristics, or England, Ireland, and Scotland. I say_there's a __ fine Girl! Let's go in & ask if Mr Thomson lives there? & have a Chat with her. / Och _by my Soul but we'll buy Something of the dare Cratur_ Oh the Swate little Jewel! / Hoo't a'wa Mon. Dunn'a throw awa the Siller! we'll jost gang in & a'ask for twa & Sixpence for ha'alfa Croon.
Drawn by M.E. Esq,r. Eng.d by Geo.Hunt.
London, Published by Tho.s Mc.Lean, 26 Haymarket 1827.
Coloured aquatint. On trimmed paper J. Whatman paper watermarked 1827. Sheet 200 x 200mm (8 x 8"). Pinholes in three corners. Brown spots in title and publishing line.
Three dandies ogling a shop girl through a window, showing their lechery in different ways.
BM Satires 14995; Hickman p.63.
[Ref: 53531]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Choice of a Wife.
The Choice of a Wife.
Drawn by M.E[gerton]. Esqr. Engraved by G. Hunt.
Pubd. by Pyall & Hunt, 18, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden. [n.d., c.1825.]
Very fine hand coloured etching with aquatint.. 340 x 255mm, 13½ x 10". A fine impression, with margins, uncut.
Social satire: two rakish bachelors, 'Charles' and 'Tom', sit together discussing their ideal wife over a punch-bowl in 'the Hummums' hotel'. In a mirror to right are reflected a yawning waiter, a hanging candelabra, and a wall-clock pointing to 12.15. After M Egerton (1821 - 1827; fl.), humorous designer and social satirist; apparently an amateur since he often signs as 'Esq'. Issued as a pair with 'The Choice of a Husband', featuring two young women in conversation.
BM Satires 15007. Hickman: p.48.
[Ref: 19576]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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A Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year in London. [&]  The Same to you_Sir,_ & Many of E'm._
A Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year in London. [&] The Same to you_Sir,_ & Many of E'm._
M.E. Esqr. del. G.Hunt, sc.
London, Published by Thos. M.c.Lean, 26 Haymarket, 1827.
Pair of hand-coloured aquatints with etching. Each sheet: 260 x 320mm (10 x 12½"). Some slight damage to sheet.
A pair of English satirical prints: a man and women, both carrying umbrellas, fighting their way through a blizzard on the streets of London.
Hickman p.60.
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The Cut Infernal.
The Cut Infernal. ''The Second_is the Cut Infernal._This Consists in Casting...'
Drawn by M.E. Aquatinted by H. Pyall.
[London. Pub.d by Tho.s McLean, 26, Haymarket. 1827.]
Hand-coloured aquatint. Sheet: 305 x 195mm (12 x 7¾''). Trimmed.
A satirical scene showing a well-dressed dandy walking along the street avoiding puddles. In the background a carriage labelled 'Clapham to London' drives by and a man on the carriage yells towards the dandy.
BM Satire 15484.
[Ref: 49314]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Dove-Tailing.
Dove-Tailing.
Drawn by M.E. [Egerton]. Eng.d by Geo. Hunt.
London, Published by Tho.s McLean, 26 Haymarket, 1827.
Very fine coloured aquatint. 270 x 205mm (10½ x 8").
A woman shows a tradesman a receipt proving she has paid his bill. He says ''I'm very sorry I did not recollect it!'', to which she replies ''no doubt you are very sorry you didn't Re-collect it!!!''. This satire was first published by George Hunt c.1825.
Hickman p.65.
[Ref: 54609]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Porter, Fish-woman, & Journeyman Flesher. Auld Reekie.
Porter, Fish-woman, & Journeyman Flesher. Auld Reekie.
M.E. [Egerton]. Eng.d by G. Hunt.
Pub Jan.y 1825 by Pyall & Hunt, 18 Tavistock St.t. Cov.t Garden.
Coloured aquatint. 240 x 200mm (9½ x 8").
A satirical look at Edinburgh, affectionately know as 'Auld Reekie', blaming the fisherwoman, meat seller and horses for the smell.
Hickman: 13.
[Ref: 44275]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Manoeuvring.
Manoeuvring. Waiter Waiter! ___ Coming Sir. Coming! What does y'r master charge for Dinner? Four Shillings Sir. And _ how much for Supper? Two & Six-pence Sir. Then d'y'e hear ___ Bring me Supper.
Drawn by M.E. Eng.d by Geo. Hunt.
Published by HUNT, 18 Tavistock St.t Covent Garden. [n.d., c.1827.]
Hand coloured aquatint with etching, very large margins. Platemark: 245 x 215mm (9¾ x 8½"). Small ink stain in left edge.
An interior scene within a dining roon. A gentleman, to the left, enquires as to the cost of dinner and of supper, deciding that the waitor should bring him supper, it being the cheaper choice. A dining table is set in front of a window, out of which a large carriage can be seen, inscribed 'Holyhead. London'.
[Ref: 36742]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Fear.
Fear.
Drawn by M.E. Eng.d by G. Hunt.
Pub.d by Hunt, 18 Tavistock Str. Covent Garden.
Hand-coloured aquatint. Plate: 170 x 210mm (6¾ x 8¼"), large margins. Whatman 1824 watermark.
A woman, startled by a kettle, jumps up from her seat throwing her cat off her knee and throwing items into the air. From 'Collinso Furioso'.
Hickman, p.37.
[Ref: 44463]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Feeling Heart.
The Feeling Heart. Bill_Bill you'll break my...
M.E. Esq.r del. G. Hunt sculp.
Pub.d by Pyall & Hunt, 18 Tavistock Str. Covent Garden.
Hand-coloured aquatint. Plate: 210 x 190mm (8¼ x 7½").
A scene in which a woman, folding a parasol, inspects a basket of eels on the ground, the seller dabs her eyes having been interupted mid conversation with a man leading a donkey laden with apples. From 'Humerous Designs'.
Hickman p.47.
[Ref: 44459]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Fishing__With it Consequences!
Fishing__With it Consequences! 1 _ Well friend, what did ye think of my Sermon this Evening. 2 _ Short! _ Short! 3 _ Why a _ I always prefer being Short _ to tedious! 4 _ Oh _ but you were Tedious! _ you were Tedious!
M.E. Esq.r del. G. Hunt sc. [c.1827]
Aquatint with hand-colouring. Sheet 170 x 170mm (6¾ x 6¾"). Trimmed inside platemark.
A clergyman asks a friend what he thought of the evening's sermon, demonstrating the risks of asking someone for their opinion! After M Egerton (1821 - 1827; fl.), humorous designer and social satirist; apparently an amateur since he often signs as 'Esq'.
[Ref: 40571]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Inn - Midnight, Company Tired and Retired.
Inn - Midnight, Company Tired and Retired.
M:E.
Pub. Jany. 1825 by Pyall & Hunt, 18, Tavistock St.t Cov.t Garden.
Hand coloured etching and aquatint, 200 x 240mm. 8 x 9½". Some ink offset and occasional spotting.
View of an empty room in an inn, with trays and plates on the tables, a chandelier hanging low in the centre and hats on pegs by the door at right. After M Egerton (1821 - 1827; fl.), humorous designer and social satirist; apparently an amateur since he often signs as 'Esq'. From his 'Airy Nothings; or scraps and noughts, and odd-cum-shorts'.
BM Satires 14995.
[Ref: 12458]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)

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The Invalid Lodger or How to Follow a Prescription.
The Invalid Lodger or How to Follow a Prescription.
M.E[gerton.] I. Wilson Sc.
Published by S.Gans, 15, Southampton Street, Strand. [n.d., c.1825.]
Very fine hand coloured etching with aquatint, on 'W. King' watermarked paper. Image 255 x 195mm, 10 x 7¾". Trimmed to plate.
Social satire: a lodger being asked to keep his dog quiet by the landlord (entering left); the lodger replies that he has no dog and is himself responsible for the barking - following, he claims, the instructions of his doctor! The port the strange guest is drinking is apparently also part of the prescription. After M Egerton (1821 - 1827; fl.), humorous designer and social satirist; apparently an amateur since he often signs as 'Esq'.
BM Satires undescribed.
[Ref: 19575]   £380.00  
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Killing no Murder.
Killing no Murder. My dear friend! I lament your death exceedingly...
M.E. Esq.r del. G. Hunt sculp.
Pub.d by Pyall & Hunt, 18 Tavistock Str. Covent Garden.
Hand-coloured aquatint. Plate: 280 x 210mm (11 x 8¼"). Faint crease in lower left corner. Small margins.
A scene in which two young men joke about kicking over a bucket. From 'Humorous Designs'.
Hickman, p.45.
[Ref: 44460]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year in London.
A Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year in London.
M.E. Esq,r del. G.H. sc.
London, Pub.d by Pyall & Hunt, 18 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden.
Coloured aquatint. 205 x 330mm. Some soiling to edges.
A snow scene in London. Drawn by Egerton, and engraved by Hunt.
BM: 14999. Hickman: p.60.
[Ref: 2321]   £320.00  
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A Morning Call.
A Morning Call. North o' Tweed...
M.E. Esq.r del. G. Hunt sculp.
Pub.d by Pyall & Hunt, 18 Tavistock Str. Covent Garden.
Hand-coloured aquatint. Plate: 210 x 200mm (8¼ x 8").
A scene in which two Scots have a conversation in front of a spirit seller. From 'Humorous Designs'.
Hickman, p.43.
[Ref: 44461]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A New Hat.
A New Hat. Zounds! it pinches me like the very Devil!!
M. E. H. Pyall sc.
London Pub. March 1826 by T. Gillard 40. Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint, fine colour. Sheet size: 295 x 225mm (11¾ x 8¾"). Truimmed inside platemark. Glue in corners on reverse where previsouly mounted.
A dandy stands in discomfort as he attempts to put on a new hat, which is clearly too small for him. He wears a waistcoat, long jacket and heeled shoes. A small dog walks beside him, carrying an umbrella on it's back, looking up at the gentleman. The humorously named 'Mc.Tight Hatter', hat shop can be seen in the background to the right.
[Ref: 34491]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Pedestrianism, or Foote Travelling.
Pedestrianism, or Foote Travelling. (Scene_Dover.)
Drawn by M.E[gerton]. Esq.r. Eng.d by Geo. Hunt.
Published by Hunt, 18, Tavistock St.t, Covent Garden [n.d., c.1826].
Hand-coloured etching with aquatint, 275 x 205mm (10¾ x 8"). Some creasing.
Social satire: a walker conversing in jocular fashion with a cook in a kitchen. Apparently about travel, his speech contains puns, one alluding to the skewered joint of meat the cook is about to spit roast on the fire. After M Egerton (1821 - 1827; fl.), humorous designer and social satirist; apparently an amateur since he often signs as 'Esq'.
[Ref: 22278]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Saints or Patrick _ George _ Andrew and David!
The Saints or Patrick _ George _ Andrew and David!
Drawn by M.E. Esq.r [Egerton]. Engraved by Theodore Lane.
London Pub.d by Pyall & Hunt, 18 Tavistock Street. Covent Garden. [n.d., c.1825.]
Aquatint with fine hand colour. Sheet 345 x 250mm (13½ x 9¾"). Trimmed, tear though title area, stains in margins, laid on album paper.
The patron saints of Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales as drunken men, with shamrock, rose, thistle and leek in their buttonholes.
BM Satires 14994.
[Ref: 44276]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A Soaker or Real Cat & Dog Day.
A Soaker or Real Cat & Dog Day.
M.E. Esq.r del. G. Hunt Sc.
London, Published by Tho.s McLean, 26, Haymarket, 1827.
Coloured aquatint. 315 x 240mm (12½ x 9½"), on part Whatman paper. Trimmed into plate at bottom.
A man struggles to get his umbrella up in a torrential downpour.
Hickman: p. 58.
[Ref: 54577]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Swallowing a Pill.
Swallowing a Pill. gup _ gup _ Gup_!
Drawn by M.E. Esq. [After Egerton]
Pub. Jan.y 8th 1827, by T. Gillard, 40 Strand.
Coloured aquatint, printed on J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1826 watermark paper. 270 x 220mm (10½ x 8¾"). Trimmed within plate.
A elderly man, emaciated yet pot-bellied, throws water over his shoulder as he attempt to swallow a pill. His surroundings are poor: there is a hole in the hearth rug, the mirror is cracked and a mouse can be seen under the bed.
BM Satires 15481.
[Ref: 33118]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A Thoroughbred November & London Particular.
A Thoroughbred November & London Particular.
Drawn by M.E. Esq,r. Engraved by G.Hunt.
London, Pub.d by Pyall & Hunt, 18 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden.
Coloured aquatint. 205 x 330mm (8 x 13"). Some soiling to edges.
A pedestrian through yellow-brown fog. Drawn by Egerton.
BM Satires 15004; Christine L. Cotland, 'London Fog: the Biography'. Hickman p.59.
[Ref: 2322]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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A Thoroughbred November & London Particular.
A Thoroughbred November & London Particular.
Drawn by M.E. Esq,r. Engraved by G.Hunt.
London, Pub.d by Pyall & Hunt, 18 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden.
Coloured aquatint, sheet 310 x 225mm (12¼ x 9"). Trimmed inside platemark. Slight staining at corners.
A pedestrian through yellow-brown fog. Christine L. Cotland ('London Fog: the Biography') describes the scene: 'The background shows a melée of people who are being led through the fog by various linklighters, boys or men who carried lighted torches with them and would offer a way to light the way through the fog for a charge. One of them is pointing his torch to the ground, to allow the people who have engaged him to avoid treading in puddles. The yellow handkerchief that the gentleman in the foreground is holding to his mouth indicates his concern to protect himself from the diseased and polluting miasmatic atmosphere. His clothes are those of a Regency-style dandy, but he is paying no attention to the oncoming horses and carriage and is obviously in danger of being run over; perhaps he cannot see them through the fog. The print gains its satirical edge from the contrast between the world of fashion and the grubbiness of a grimy, foggy, and dirty city.' Cotland also notes that description of fog as 'London particular' was used by Charles Dickens in 'Bleak House' (1852-3), where Esther Summerson, new to London, refers to such "a dense brown smoke that scarcely anything was to be seen", as if "there was a great fire". The cockney, Guppy, corrects her, replying that it is only a "London particular". After M Egerton (1821 - 1827; fl.), humorous designer and social satirist; apparently an amateur since he often signs as 'Esq'.
BM Satires 15004; Christine L. Cotland, 'London Fog: the Biography'.
[Ref: 40576]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Tit for Tat or Every dog has his day.
Tit for Tat or Every dog has his day.
M.E. Del.t. [by M. Egerton, engraved by George Hunt.]
London, Published by Tho.s M.cLean, 26 Haymarket. 1827.
Very fine coloured aquatint. Sheet 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"), watermarked 1827. Trimmed within plate.
Two scenes in a courtroom. In the first a judge corrects a barrister's English; in the second the barrister gets his revenge. This satire was first published by George Hunt c.1826.
Hickman p.176.
[Ref: 54608]   £320.00  
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