My Sketch Book. George Cruikshank.
My Sketch Book
My Sketch Book

My Sketch Book

London: Charles Tilt, 1834-1836. First edition. 22 x 31 cm, 37 hand-colored etched plates, including etched title in No. 1., in the nine original parts. ABBEY LIFE 275. COHN 181. Notes the first six numbers with a printed title were not issued with the parts. He also states, "India proofs of this item were not issued. The work has often been reprinted in inferior style." First state of the second plate in number five. Wrapper No IV is as described by COHN: "The wrappers of Part III are used, and '4' is written in ink over the III with Cruikshank's complaint of Mr. Kidd the publisher." .Backstrip of No. 3 chipped, No. VII cover stained, approx. 9 centimeters from upper spine to the "My" in title, balance of issues are sound, bright and fresh. Orig. illustrated wrappers. Very good housed in firm, later green cloth box lettered in gilt (spine and front cover) showing some wear to extremities. Item #22001

Price: $2,750.00

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