Lot 93 of 459:
Three Cruikshankiana titles in one  

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An Essay on the Genius of George Cruikshank by William Makepeace Thackeray...Edited with a Prefatory Note on Thackeray as an Artist and Art-Critic by W. E. Church [bound with] A Reminiscence of George Cruikshank [bound with] Catalogue of the Private Library of the Late John B. Gough of Worcester, Mass. To Be Sold at Auction March 22, 1892

Thackeray, William Makepeace et al.

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3 volumes bound in 1. With 51 plates (15 portraits and 26 illustrations) and 37 vignettes in the text. (8vo) 23x14 cm (9x5½"), dark green morocco by L. Braca, gilt-decorated inner dentelles, gilt lettering, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers, housed in custom cloth clamshell box. Clipped extract Second Edition of the Essay on the Genius of George Cruikshank; First Editions of the two other titles.


The fine extra-illustrated second edition of Thackeray's Essay on the Genius of George Cruikshank in its large paper format, handsomely bound with two rare pieces: a memoir of George Cruikshank by Worcester resident George Gladwin, who was introduced to the illustrator by John Bartholomew Gough. Gough was the famous temperance lecturer who also lived in Worcester and who built a large library that was auctioned in 1892 by Libbie of Boston. A substantial part of the library  was Cruikshankiana, which was said to be one of the finest collections of its kind. The hammer prices are carefully noted from lot 333 to the final lot 704, suggesting that the owner of this catalogue arrived at the sale late.
OCLC records three copies of the Gladwin Reminiscence of George Cruikshank and two copies of the Gough sale catalogue (Grolier Club and Marietta College). 

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Fair amount of wear to outer box; the front free endpaper is beginning to separate at bottom gutter; else a fine, handsome volume.

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