CRUIKSHANK, George (illustrator, 1792-1878). Points of Humour. London: D.S. Maurice for C. Baldwin, 1823-1824. Parts I - II in one volume, 8° (246 x 147mm). 8-page publisher's advertisement dated 1 March 1824 bound in at the end of part II. 20 hand-coloured etched plates and woodcut illustrations by and after George Cruikshank. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with an pen and ink drawing by Cruikshank of a bespectacled gentleman reading a newspaper, 160 x 950mm, laid down on a piece of paper and tipped in at the front. (Lacking advertisement and 'The Retrospective Review. Address' at the front of part I.) Early 20th-century dark brown crushed morocco gilt, the spine gilt in compartments, titled in 2 and ornately decorated in the others. Provenance: Richard John Hardy Douglas (inscription in Cohn's hand on press label); Albert M. Cohn (bookplate and press label); Almeric Hugh Paget, first Baron Queenborough (bookplate). FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUES OF BOTH PARTS, part I, on tinted paper, part II, p.5 ending 'and did'. Cohn 176.
The Humourist. London: Ballantyne, Hanson and Co. for John C. Nimmo, 1892. 4 volumes, 8° (193 x 144mm). Half-titles, titles printed in red and black. Hand-coloured etched frontispieces, additional titles and 32 plates after Cruikshank. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with a 5-page autograph letter signed from Cruikshank to R.C. Rawlins, about a visit to Chester, guarded and tipped onto the free endpapers. Mid 20th-century red polished calf gilt by Bayntun (Riviere), the covers with gilt-ruled borders, the upper covers with central gilt designs after Cruikshank, the spines gilt in 6 compartments, gilt morocco lettering-pieces in 2, the others decorated with caricatures after Cruikshank, roll-tooled gilt turn-ins, top edges gilt, others uncut. LIMITED TO 260 COPIES.
Daniel DEFOE (?1659-1731). The Life and Most Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. London: J. Fairburn, [no date, circa 1820]. 12° (169 x 100mm). Etched frontispiece and 6 plates by Roberts after Cruikshank. (Scattered light spotting, a few skilfully-repaired short tears.) Early 20th-century red crushed morocco gilt by Wallis, the covers with gilt-ruled borders, the spine gilt in 6 compartments, titled in 2 and dated at the foot, the others decorated with fleurons, roll-tooled gilt turn-ins, gilt edges. Provenance Albert M. Cohn (bookplate, typed note initialled in manuscript about this copy tipped in). COHN'S COPY OF AN EDITION 'PREVIOUSLY QUITE UNKNOWN [...] THE ONLY [COPY] I HAVE EVER SEEN'. Cohn 228. (6)