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24 Aug 2017 16:30 GMT

Cruikshank (George) Illustrator:

THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON

Published: T. Tegg and J.Dick, London and edinburgh, 1915

Reserve: $1,500

Approximately:

Estimate: $1800/2000

Bidding opens: 24 Aug 16:30 GMT

Bidding closes: 31 Aug 16:30 GMT

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A Hudibrastic Poem in Fifteen Cantos, by Doctor Syntax, embellished with Thirty Engravings by George Cruikshank.

260 pages, 30 hand coloured aquatint plates (including the hand coloured title page), original grey paper boards without a title label on the spine - the backstrip has been expertly restored, edges uncut, some slight off-setting of the plates but otherwise the text and plates are crisp and free of foxing, contained in mauve cloth solander case titled in gilt on the spine, a very good copy.

'Kilmarnock Castle 1815' in ink on the front paste-down endpaper.

Cohn (Albert M.) GEORGE CRUIKSHANK, A Catalogue Raisonné, number 153 (pages 50 to 51).

Tooley (R.V.) ENGLISH BOOKS WITH COLOURED PLATES, 1790 TO 1860, Number 151 (pages 136 to 137).

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (257 x 163 mm)


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