• Fine Printed Books and Manuscr auction at Christies

    Sale 2227

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 27

    CRUIKSHANK, George (1792-1878). The Humourist: A Collection of Entertaining Tales. London: J. Robins and Co., 1819-1820.

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    CRUIKSHANK, George (1792-1878). The Humourist: A Collection of Entertaining Tales. London: J. Robins and Co., 1819-1820.

    4 volumes, small 8o (172 x 102 mm.). Hand-colored etched additional titles and 36 plates by Criukshank (some occasional minor offsetting from plates onto text leaves). Original pink pictorial boards, uncut (some rubbing and light soiling, a few minor repairs); felt lined box and morocco pull-off case.

    FIRST EDITIONS, FIRST ISSUE of Cruikshank's series of comic tales, with the date on the title-page of volume one but lacking the volume number and with no dates on plate 7 in volume 2 and plate 4 in volume 3. Cohn 419. (4)


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