The Social Day, a Poem in Four Cantos
Place Published: London
Publisher: James Carpenter & Son
Date Published: 1823
Edition: First edition
Condition: Slight edgewear, occasional foxing, else fine.
Book Id: 15122
Later full red levant morocco binding by Riviere, spines ornately gilt, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpaper, all edges gilt; quarto (7 x 10.5 inches). x, 1 leaf, [xi]-xvi, [16 - subscriber list], 354, [1 - errata] pp. 31 copperplates and 1 steel engraving, engraved title page, all are mounted india proofs.
Plate 31, "The Broken China Jar" was long considered to the first steel engraved book illustration.