London, South Kensington
2 June 2008
EGAN, Pierce (1772-1849). Life in London. London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1822. 8°. Hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece, title with wood-engraved vignette, 3 folding leaves of engraved music, and 35 hand-coloured aquatint plates by I. R. & G. Cruikshank (offsetting of plates onto text, some spotting and staining). 19th-century red calf gilt, spine gilt in compartments (extremities rubbed, a few small stains). Provenance: George Frederick Lees (armorial bookplate). Abbey Life 281; Tooley 196 (note).
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