2 April 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,375
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
[PICKWICK PAPERS]. -- CROWQUILL, Alfred. (Pseudonym of Alfred Henry FORRESTER, 1804-1873). The Pickwickians. London: Ackermann & Co., 1 May - 9 November 1837.
10 bi-monthly/monthly parts, 8o (230 x 147 mm). 40 hand-colored lithographic plates, dated and with publisher's imprint, by Crowquill (lightly and unevenly browned, some minor spotting). Original cream pictorial printed wrappers (stitching renewed, backstrips a bit rubbed, some edges creased, minor repairs to front wrapper of Part 5); green cloth folding box.
Four plates in each part designed to extra-illustrate two numbers of the Chapman and Hall monthly issue of Pickwick Papers, May 1836 - November 1837. Yale/Gimbel H1077.
CROWQUILL, Alfred. Lithographic proof of two plates from Part 6 The Pickwickians. London: Ackermann & Co., 1 August 1837. Signed "AC" 1 pp. 4o (201 x 270 mm), captions supplied by Crowquill in pencil. (Extracted from an album, central vertical crease.)
CROWQUILL, Alfred -- PAILTHORPE, F.W. The Pickwickians. [London: F.T. Sabin, 1880].
8o (222 x 140 mm) 40 hand-colored etched plates by Pailthorpe after Crowquill (lightly browned, occasionally thumbed). Original green pictorial printed wrappers, uncut (rebacked, edges creased with one or two short tears). Provenance: Kenyon Starling (bookplate).
Faithful copies of Crowquill's originals. Yale/Gimbel H1079. (3)
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