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Comic memoirs of an umbrella  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$72
Estimate:
$10 - $100

Title:
The Memoirs of an Umbrella
Author:
Rodwell, George Herbert
Place:
London
Publisher:
E. MacKenzie
Date:
[1845]
Description:

168 pages. Frontis portrait and 68 engravings in the text by Landells from designs by Phiz. (4to) contemporary blindstamped and gilt decorated red cloth by J. J. Smith, Binder, Ivy Lane. First Edition.

The comic memoirs of an umbrella as it sees all on its trips through London with its master. Rodwell (1800-52) was primarily a musician and dramatist (there is one musical composition in the text here), but he wrote a few comic works of fiction. The illustrations by Browne are particularly striking and lavish.

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Condition:
Binding worn and soiled; very good.
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Item number:
308006a
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