"Sketches by Seymour" was published in various versions about 1836.
The copy used for this PG edition has no date and was published by
Thomas Fry, London. Some of the 90 plates note only Seymour's name,
many are inscribed "Engravings by H. Wallis from sketches by Seymour."
The printed book appears to be a compilation of five smaller volumes.
From the confused chapter titles the reader may well suspect the printer
mixed up the order of the chapters. The complete book in this digital
edition is split into five smaller volumes--the individual volumes are
of more manageable size than the 7mb complete version.
The importance of this collection is in the engravings. The text is
often mundane, is full of conundrums and puns popular in the early
1800's--and is mercifully short. No author is given credit for the
text though the section titled, "The Autobiography of Andrew Mullins"
may give us at least his pen-name.
SCENE I. Sleeping Fisherman.
SCENE II. A lark--early in the morning.
SCENE III. The rapid march of Intellect!
SCENE IV. Sally, I told my missus vot you said.
SCENE V. How does it fit behind?
SCENE VI. Catching-a cold.
SCENE VII. This is vot you calls rowing, is it?
SCENE VIII. In for it, or Trying the middle.
A DAY'S SPORT.
CHAP. I. The Invitation, Outfit, and the sallying forth
CHAP. II. The Death of a little Pig
CHAP. III. The Sportsmen trespass on an Enclosure
CHAP. IV. Shooting a Bird, and putting Shot into a Calf!
CHAP. V. A Publican taking Orders.
CHAP. VI. The Reckoning.
CHAP. VII. A sudden Explosion
SCENE IX. Shoot away, Bill! never mind the old woman
SCENE X. I begin to think I may as well go back.
SCENE XI. Mother says fishes comes from hard roes
SCENE XII. Ambition.
SCENE XIII. Better luck next time.
SCENE XIV. Don't you be saucy, Boys.
SCENE XV. Vy, Sarah, you're drunk!
SCENE XVI. Lawk a'-mercy! I'm going wrong!
SCENE XVII. I'm dem'd if I can ever hit 'em.
SCENE XVIII. Have you read the leader in this paper
SCENE XIX. An Epistle from Samuel Softly, Esq.
SCENE XX. The Courtship of Mr. Wiggins.
SCENE XXI. The Courtship of Mr. Wiggins.(Continued)
SCENE XXII. The Itinerant Musician.
SCENE XXIII. The Confessions of a Sportsman.
PLATE I. THE JOLLY ANGLERS.
PLATE II. THE BILL-STICKER.
PLATE III. OLD FOOZLE.
PLATE IV. THE "CRACK-SHOTS." No. I.
PLATE V. THE "CRACK-SHOTS." No. II.
PLATE VI. THE "CRACK-SHOTS." No. III.
PLATE VII. DOCTOR SPRAGGS.
PLATE VIII. [SCENE IX.(b)] Well, Bill, d'ye get any bites?
PLATE IX. THE POUTER AND THE DRAGON.
PLATE X. THE PIC-NIC. No. I.
PLATE XI. THE PIC-NIC. No. II.
PLATE XII. THE BUMPKIN.
FRONTPIECE II. SHOOTING
TITLE PAGE II. VOLUME II.
PLATE XIII. [WATTY WILLIAMS AND BULL]
PLATE XIV. DELICACY!
PLATE XV. Now, Jem, let's shew these gals how we can row
PLATE XVI. STEAMING IT TO MARGATE.
PLATE XVII. PETER SIMPLE'S FOREIGN ADVENTURE. No. I.
PLATE XVIII. PETER SIMPLE'S FOREIGN ADVENTURE. No. II.
PLATE XIX. DOBBS'S "DUCK."--A LEGEND OF HORSELYDOWN.
PLATE XX. STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM.
PLATE XXI. A DAY'S PLEASURE. No. I.--THE JOURNEY OUT.
PLATE XXII. A DAY'S PLEASURE. No. II.--THE JOURNEY HOME.
PLATE XXIII. [HAMMERING] Beside a meandering stream
PLATE XXIV. PRACTICE.
PLATE XXV. PRECEPT.
PLATE XXVI. EXAMPLE.
PLATE XXVII. A MUSICAL FESTIVAL.
PLATE XXVIII. THE EATING HOUSE.
PLATE XXIX. [SCENE X.(b)] This is a werry lonely spot, Sir
PLATE XXX. GONE!
PLATE XXXI. THE PRACTICAL JOKER. No. I.
PLATE XXXII. THE PRACTICAL JOKER. No. II.
PLATE XXXIII. FISHING FOR WHITING AT MARGATE.
ANDREW MULLINS.--AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
CHAP. I. Introductory
CHAP. II. Let the neighbors smell ve has something