THACKERAY, William Makepeace (1811-1863). An Essay on the Genius of George Cruikshank. Edited by W.E. Church. London: G. Norman and Son for George Redway, 1884. 8° (285 x 182mm). Mounted etched portrait frontispiece on india by and after F.W. Pailthorpe, one plate and illustrations after Cruikshank. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with a mounted etched portrait of Thackeray by C.W. Sherborn, and 133 etched, engraved, aquatint and other plates, the majority by and after Cruikshank, 13 hand-coloured, 12 folding, most inlaid to size. Contemporary red morocco gilt by Riviere & Son, the covers with triple fillet borders, the spine gilt in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and third, the other compartments with repeat pattern of a large central flower-spray tool surrounded by various small tools including flower and foliage cornerpieces, gilt turn-ins, patterned endpapers, top edge gilt (a few light scuff marks). LARGE-PAPER COPY, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH NUMEROUS EXAMPLES OF CRUIKSHANK'S WORK AS AN ILLUSTRATOR AND CARICATURIST. Van Duzer A Thackeray Library 62.
CRUIKSHANK, George (1792-1878). George Cruikshank's Omnibus. Illustrated with one hundred engravings on steel and wood... Edited by Laman Blanchard. London: Bradbury & Evans for Tilt & Bogue, May 1841-January 1842. 9 original parts, 8° (240 x 150mm). Numerous advertising sheets. Engraved portrait of Cruikshank by C.E. Wagstaff, 21 engraved or engraved plates (19 by Cruikshank). (Lacking the cancel leaf for pp.199-200, 2pp. of advertisements from the front of part I, 2pp. from the back of part I and 6pp. of advertisemants from the back of part VIII.) Original wrappers with large wood-engraved title on the upper covers (occasional skilful repairs, lower cover of part II replaced with a duplicate cover from part I), all contained within a red morocco solander box. Provenance: J. Symonds (inscription, dated 1841 on the upper cover of part VIII). FIRST EDITION IN THE ORIGINAL PARTS. RARE. Cohn 190. (10)