Strange Surprising Adventures Of The Venerable Gooroo Simple, And His Five Disciples, Noodle, Doodle, Wiseacre, Zany, and Foozle. Alfred Crowquill, Alfred H. Forrester.

Strange Surprising Adventures Of The Venerable Gooroo Simple, And His Five Disciples, Noodle, Doodle, Wiseacre, Zany, and Foozle

London: Trubner & Co, 1861. First edition. Hardcover. 221 pages. 19 1/2 x 13 cm. Color lithographed frontispiece and fifty wood engravings in the text. GORDON N. RAY. THE ILLUSTRATOR AND THE BOOK IN ENGLAND. "The text is a version of the Panchatantra. Crowquill also illustrated Victorian 'Yellow Backs,' (32 of them), and for the latter preferred calligraphic or emblematic to pictorial design." p.64. Bound by Root and Son, three quarter maroon calf, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, black leather spine label, slight extremity rubbing. Teg. Near fine. Item #5316

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