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Life in London by Pierce Egan£1,500
Life in London by Pierce Egan
The names are Tom and Jerry are these days synonymous with the cat and mouse cartoons of 1940s, but to a nineteenth century ear, whether Regency or Victorian, they belonged to the rakish Corinthian Tom and his cousin from the country Jerry Hawthorne who, along with their friend Bob Logic, roamed the streets of the capital in search of a good time in Egan’s boisterous comic serial Life in London.
Described as ‘a faithful Portraiture of High & Low Life’ from the West End to the East End, Pierce Egan’s comical monthly was one of the popular sensations of its day. The central characters, Tom, Jerry and Logic were well-heeled young men about town, keen to see ‘a bit of life’ in the poorer districts of London. Their escapades and misadventures were largely autobiographical, being drawn from the lives of Egan himself and his illustrators, George and Robert Cruikshank and Isaac Richard.
One of the key achievements of Egan’s Life in London was using contemporary slang as the basis of its style. As a result of the success of Life in London, the names Tom and Jerry became proverbial for young men causing disorder.£1,500
A pair of green marble bookends,£240 per pair
A pair of green marble bookends,each pair of the polished book-ends, rectangular in section and with mouldings to the top edge,£240 per pair
Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman conquest,£195
Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman conquest,Six volumes. Covered in marbled paper with tan leather spines and corners, in fair but clean condition with rubbing to edges.£195
Chrome framed lounge chair with nylon straps,£350
Chrome framed lounge chair with nylon straps,A chrome framed lounge chair with woven nylon strap seat.£350
An English plaster bust of the Emperor Vespasian,£980
An English plaster bust of the Emperor Vespasian,
with a painted black finish,£980
Maple Burl Veneer panels£55 + VAT Per Panel
Maple Burl Veneer panelsPanels come in various different sizes ranging from 94cm x 96cm to 94cm x 121cm£55 + VAT Per Panel
Mid-twentieth century French aluminium baker’s rack,
Mid-twentieth century French aluminium baker’s rack,of typical form, with three tiers of shelving, on castors.