• Children's Books, Original Ill auction at Christies

    Sale 5950

    Children's Books, Original Illustrations and Vintage Film Posters

    10 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 9

    HUMPTY DUMPTY -- [MABERLY, Samuel Edward.] ALIQUIS (pseudonym). Pictorial Humpty Dumpty. London: Tilt and Bogue, c.1843. Hand-coloured etched panorama, printed on seven leaves joined (together 90 x 1590mm). (Light wear at extremities, a few small spots, two panels sometime re-joined one of these stitched and now loosening and the other stapled.) In the original hand-coloured printed board and cloth spine (some wear and some soiling, front hinge split).

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    HUMPTY DUMPTY -- [MABERLY, Samuel Edward.] ALIQUIS (pseudonym). Pictorial Humpty Dumpty. London: Tilt and Bogue, c.1843. Hand-coloured etched panorama, printed on seven leaves joined (together 90 x 1590mm). (Light wear at extremities, a few small spots, two panels sometime re-joined one of these stitched and now loosening and the other stapled.) In the original hand-coloured printed board and cloth spine (some wear and some soiling, front hinge split).

    A rare hand-coloured panorama. The front pastedown, as the copy in the Bodleian, shows the first verse printed in Hebrew, Greek, Latin and German. A copy at the Victoria and Albert adds Welsh and Italian translations. No priority has been established between these variants. ABPC records no copies at auction. Abbey, Life in England, 559 (this one uncoloured).


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    Please note that the second last panel has 2 clean tears affecting the image.