EGAN, Pierce (1772-1849). Life in London; or, the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq. and his elegant friend Corinthian Tom, London: Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1821.
8° (230 x 150mm). Hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece and 36 plates,EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with numerous plates and portraits, some mounted and inlaid to size. Dark blue morocco gilt, by Root & Son, the spine with a dancing couple, playing cards, ballerinas and bottles of champagne stamped in gilt in the compartments, repeated as cornerpieces on the covers, with a boxing scene stamped in gilt in the centre, top edge gilt FIRST EDITION, second issue with footnote at foot of page 9.
P. EGAN. Finish to the Adventures of Tom, Jerry, and Logic. London: C. Baynes for G. Virtue, 1830. 8° (230 x 140mm). Hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece and 35 plates by and after Cruikshank, woodcut title vignette and illustrations by J.R. Marshall and Sears after Cruikshank. (Some light browning and offseting, lacking half-title called for by Tooley, frontispiece and some plates cropped affecting imprint.) Early 20th-century crushed maroon morocco gilt by Riviere & Son, triple gilt fillet borders on covers, the spine gilt in 6 compartments, titled in 2 and dated at the foot, the other compartments decorated with bottle, die, card and dancer tools within frames, roll-tooled gilt turn-ins, top edge gilt, others uncut. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, of the work that 'probably gave Dickens a theme he worked up into the Pickwick Papers' (Abbey), with woodcut illustrations on pp.7, 40 and 42. Abbey Life 284; Tooley 197.
Together with 2 other works by Pierce Egan in 6 volumes including Boxiana (London, 1818-29, 5 vols, first and second series). (7)