2 April 2008
[PICKWICK PAPERS]. -- PAILTHORPE, Frederick William. 24 Illustrations to the Pickwick Club. London: Robson & Kerslake, 1882.
2o (277 x 190 mm). 24 hand-colored etched plates (212 x 150 mm) by Pailthorpe (lightly browned, one or two tiny marginal tears not affecting the images, some offsetting to versos). Loose in original green pictorial printed paper wrapper portfolio (backstrip torn with minor loss, edges browned and creased); green cloth gilt chemise. Provenance: Kenyon Starling (bookplate).
INSCRIBED by Pailthorpe on the vignette-title: "Finished by F.W. Pailthorpe." Yale/Gimbel H1137 also recording sets on India paper.
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