George Cruikshank: The Artist, The Humorist, The Man...

George Cruikshank: The Artist, The Humorist, The Man...
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London: Houlston and Sons, 1879. 4to., 94 pp. Full later red morocco, gilt, by Henry Young of Liverpool, rebacked preserving gilt-panelled backstrip. Top edge gilt. Richard Holmden’s bookplate on front pastedown. Binding lightly worn, stain in top left margin of frontispiece and some scattered foxing within, all doing little to detract from the attractiveness of this uniquely embellished book. Second edition, extra illustrated with 61 plates, several coloured, several captioned in pencil, three marked as India paper proofs and two marked “first state.” In addition to the 61 plates is the 24-page pamphlet The Political House that Jack Built, With Thirteen Cuts, Twelfth edition, 1819, each leaf separately mounted. (Item Id: 106876)

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