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[Caricatures] Mörner, Hjalmar

Miscellaneous Sketches of Contrasts.

First edition. London. R. Ackermann 96 Strand. Printed by C. Hullmandel´s Lithographic Establishment, 49 , Gt. Marlborough Strt. 1831. Folio. Wrapper + 6 lithographic plates.

Brown front wrapper. Image title on front. Loose front wrapper with small tears to the margins . Back wrapper missing. 4 of the plates with string holes in upper margins. 3 plates with a few tears in the margins. Light soiling to the margins of 4 plates. 1 plate with a stain to the image area.

Humourous lithographs of contrasts. A french couple versus an english couple. Drinking soldiers of the years 1500, 1750, 1810 and 1830. A game of chess between Charles XII and Fredric the Great overseen by Napoleon. A Salon in the year 1600 and in 1830. A troubadour in 1330 and in 1830 and so on. Several images to each sheet. Mörner was a swedish count and artist who lived in Italy in the 1820s, where he among other things published the famous "Il Carnevale di Roma" in 1820 (20 etchings put together to a panorama). In the early 1830s he moved to London where he published "Humourous Sketches" and the present work. Rare.

Item No: 64