Lot 51 of 364:
George Cruikshank's Fairy Library 1/500  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$120
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
George Cruikshank's Fairy Library. Hop-O'-My Thumb. Jack and the Bean-Stalk. Cinderella. Puss in Boots
Author:
Cruikshank, George
Place:
London
Publisher:
George Bell and Sons
Date:
1885
Description:

[2], viii, [2], 101 pp. Illustrated with 38 plates printed in sepia on india paper and mounted. (8vo) 22x16.5 cm (8½x6½"), rebound in quarter morocco and mottled boards, gilt stamped spine, new endpapers, top edge gilt. One of 500 copies.

According to the colophon, these plates were re-touched under Cruikshank's direction shortly before his death, and were note used prior to this edition. Also, in previous editions they were published in only lithographic transfers.

 

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Light wear to binding with rubbing to extremities, corner tips worn; scattered light foxing, not affecting illustrations; very good.
 
Item number:
283081
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