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John Thomas Smith

  1766 - 1833
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Smith’s Beggars, Nos.5 & 6

Smith’s Beggars, Nos.5 & 6   1816

Original etchings.

Two very rare complete parts issue sets containing 16 original etchings (8 in each), stitched in original blue paper wrappers, as first published.
Inscribed in ink on the original blue paper front wrappers in a contemporary hand
“Smith’s Beggars No.5 (& 6) 7 Shillings each Number”.

Excellent impressions with crisp clarity of line. First published issues, as released by the artist himself in May 1816 from his home address in Covent Garden.