CHINESE CARICATURES, Puzzles Representing the Human Figure, Being each composed of the Seven Pieces used in the Chinese Puzzles. No. 2. Designed by a young lady, and engraved by Miss Lowry. To be had of all Repositories of Scientific and Instructive Toys.
No date : 1817. Four engraved plates of tangram shapes, ‘Engraved by Miss Lowry, Titchfield Street.’ Original printed sugar paper title/wrappers. Oblong: 95 x 242 mm. Spine worn with some loss of paper; some light spotting and staining, and generally a little tired; else a very good copy of this rare work, being No. 2. of three parts issued between 1817 and 118, engraved by Delvalle Lowry (1800-59), later to become renowned as a geologist and mineralogist, publishing Conversations on Mineralogy in 1822. She married the painter and astrologist John Varley in 1825. Rare. Worldcat records three parts at Yale, and no other copies. The rear wrapper bears the following advertisement: ‘Also may be had at the same Places, MOSAIC AMUSEMENT, or Jeu de Parquet, and interesting pastime for winter evenings, capable of forming several thousand elegant Patterns or Designs for Mosaic Work, Accompanied with a book of plates, engraved by Miss Lowry.’