Lot 94 of 459:
Eccentric Tales w/20 color plates by Cruikshank  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$270
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Eccentric Tales, from the German of W. F. Von Kosewitz
Author:
Forrester, Charles Robert and Alfred Henry
Place:
London
Publisher:
James Robins and Co.
Date:
1827
Description:

181 pp. 20 hand-colored aquatint engravings. (8vo) 22x14 cm (9x5½"), 19th century dark green half morocco and green cloth, gilt decorations and lettering, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers. First Edition. 

Four comic narratives by Charles Robert Forrester, probably with some help from his brother Alfred Henry Forrester (1804-1872), who also drew the sketches for the  illustrations. 

The Forrester brothers used the pseudonym Alfred Crowquill both jointly and separately. With decorative bookplate of L. Wesson. Scarce, with wonderful color plates by Cruikshank.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Light rubbing to extremities; light foxing; very good.
 
Item number:
295026
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