An Essay On The Genius Of George Cruikshank; (From The Westmister Review, NO. LXVI.) With Additional Etchings. William Makepeace Thackeray.
An Essay On The Genius Of George Cruikshank; (From The Westmister Review, NO. LXVI.) With Additional Etchings

An Essay On The Genius Of George Cruikshank; (From The Westmister Review, NO. LXVI.) With Additional Etchings

London: Henry Hooper, 1840. Cruikshank, George. leather_bound. 60 pages in text. 31.5 x 24 cm. Extra-illustrated copy with 180 engraved plates, 6 are colored. The illustrations are wood-cuts, etchings and lithographs, culled from various sources, many inlaid to size. This work appears here, as often, without printed title page. This appreciation by Thackeray prompted by his boyhood admiration for Cruikshank who would "forego tarts" to be able to afford a book, or set-up a "joint stock company of boys" to fund a purchase and then draw lots for the prints. Booklabel of Robert H. & Donna L. Jackson. COHN 789. Bound by Morrell, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt in arabesques, elaborate gilt cover border panels with arabesque motifs at inner corners, two centimeter gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. Offsetting of some images to opposing blank pages. Full green morocco. Teg. Near fine. Item #22030

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