Lot 40 of 350:
George Cruikshank by Bates large paper edition  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$510
Estimate:
$600 - $900

Title:
George Cruikshank: The Artist, the Humourist, and the Man. With Some Account of His Brother Robert. A Critico-Bibliographical Essay
Author:
Bates, William
Place:
London
Publisher:
Houlston and Sons
Date:
1879.
Description:

Extra illustrated with 61 plates, several colored, several captioned in pencil, three marked as India paper proofs and two marked as "first state." In addition to the 61 plates is the 24-page pamphlet, "The Political House that Jack Built. With Thirteen Cuts," consisting of leaves from the 12th edition of 1819, each  separately mounted. (4to) full later gilt decorated red morocco by Henery Young of Liverpool, re-backed with gilt paneled spine strip laid down. Top edge gilt. Second Edition, extra-illustrated. 

George Cruikshank was a British caricaturist and book illustrator, praised as the "modern Hogarth" during his life. His book illustrations for his friend Charles Dickens, and many other authors, reached an international audience. This copy with the armorial bookplate of Richard Holmden. There is one leaf inserted at front containing a blank plate. Handsome copy of the scarce, extra-illustrated edition.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Light wear to binding; stain in top left margin of frontispiece, scattered light foxing; a handsome, solid copy.
 
Item number:
289683a
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