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Cruikshank and Rowlandson, English Caricaturist Illustrators, Six Titles in Eleven Volumes.

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Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2819TLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 27, 2015 12:00PM


Cruikshank and Rowlandson, English Caricaturist Illustrators, Six Titles in Eleven Volumes.
Including: William Makepeace Thackeray's An Essay on the Genius of George Cruikshank, London: Redway, 1884, extra-illustrated with the insertion of an additional 117 plates (some folding, hand-colored),full dark blue morocco, lacking the front board; W. Harrison Ainsworth's Windsor Castle, London: Colburn, 1844, with a holograph envelope in Ainsworth's hand, bound up from original parts, covers bound at back, in full crushed olive morocco, abrasions, spine darkened; William Combe's The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax, London: Nattali & Bond, 1855, volume two only, with twenty-four colored illustrations by Rowlandson, in full red calf, joints starting, dry, boards slightly reflexed; Ainsworth's Jack Sheppard, London: Bentley, 1839, three volumes in full contemporary blind-stamped and gilt-lettered cloth, slipcase; Punch and Judy, London: Bell & Sons, 1881, sixth edition, colored plates, some torn, full crushed morocco, gilt; and The Humourist, a Collection of Entertaining Tales, Anecdotes, Epigrams, Bon Mots, &c. &c., London: Nimmo, 1892, forty colored illustrations by Cruikshank, copy #143 of 260, in uniform publisher's burgundy cloth, paper labels on spines, corners bumped, damage to front board of volume two. (11)
Estimate $300-500

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George Cruikshank, London, W. Harrison Ainsworth, William Makepeace Thackeray, Windsor Castle, William Combe, Jack Sheppard, Bell & Sons, Humourist