Lot 6 of 350:
An obscure author illustrator and publisher  

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Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Penelope Wedgebone: The Supposed Heiress
Author:
Hort, Lieutenant-Colonel
Place:
London
Publisher:
J. & D.A. Darling
Date:
[1850]
Description:

[vi], 196 pp. Eight hand-colored steel engraved plates, including frontispiece and pictorial title page. (8vo) 21x13.5 cm (8¼x5¼") early green half morocco and cloth, title in gilt on front, spine gilt, all edges gilt. First Edition.

A social satire with wonderful illustrations by an author and artist about whom almost nothing is recorded; even the publisher is obscure. Sadleir 1223; Wolff 3294.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Binding lightly worn; title page trimmed into imprint at bottom, one tissue-guard lacking; very good.
 
Item number:
291569
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