10 December 1999
[CRUIKSHANK, George, illustrator (1792-1878)]. GRIMM, Jacob and Wilhelm. German Popular Stories. Translated [by Edgar Taylor] from the Kinder und Haus Marchen. London: C. Baldwyn, 1823 (vol. 1); James Robins and Joseph Robins, Junr., 1826 (vol. 2).
2 volumes, 12o (193 x 112 mm. [vol. 1], 191 x 113 mm. [vol. 2]). 2 engraved titles with etched vignettes and 20 etched plates by George Cruikshank (some pale offsetting). Vol. 1 in original pictorial tan boards, uncut (slight soiling) and vol. 2 in original cloth-backed pink boards, uncut, printed paper label (label and corners worn); full morocco pull-off case. Provenance: Reuben Jay Flick (bookplates); Robert Norton Ganz (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, FIRST ISSUE, with the list of plates on p. , and without the sub-title for "The Travelling Musicians." The plates in the first volume printed in bistre, as usual. With 12 pp. advertisements at end of vol. 1 and one page ad at end of vol. 2. A FINE AND RARE SET IN ORIGINAL BOARDS. Cohn 369; Morgan/Early Children's Books and Their Illustration 197 ("perhaps his [Cruikshank's] best work"). (2)
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Vol. I has been very skillfully recased with new endpapers and the binding has been discretely restored, and thus the lot is being sold not subject to return.
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In conversation with the Korean-American artist, whose recent painting The Evolution of Perception will be offered at Christie’s in Hong Kong on 25 November