Frank Fairlegh; or, Scenes from the Life of a Private Pupil. George Cruikshank, Illustrator.

Frank Fairlegh; or, Scenes from the Life of a Private Pupil

London: A. Hall, Virtue & Co. 1850. First edition. leather_bound. 496 pp. 8vo, with thirty illustrations on steel by Cruikshank. Gordon Ray [THE ILLUSTRATOR AND THE BOOK IN ENGLAND FROM1790-1914, pp.69], quotes Thackeray on Cruikshank, "There must be no smiling with Cruikshank.. . .A man who does not laugh outright is a dullard. "Originally issued in parts, January 1849-March 1850. This book edition is a true first with title page and Introduction sign-off both dated 1850. COHN 754. Lovely copy in tan calf bound by Riviere & Son. Raised bands, spine panels richly gilt in floral designs, spine labels in olive lettered in gilt, triple gilt border fillets inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, slight rubbing backstrip extremities. Full tan calf. Teg. Fine. Item #12273

Price: $300.00

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