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Author
CRUIKSHANK, George.
Title
The Comic Alphabet.
Published
London : Pentonville, [1837]
Description
48 plates, in two states; hand-coloured and black and white, mounted, with individual tissue guards. Small slim 8vo, exquisitely bound by Tout in ornate gilt-decorated morocco, gilt-dec to boards, raised bands, title in gilt to spine, beautiful gilt inner dentelles, all edged gilt. Decorative floral endpapers. A fine copy. Complete with facsimile booklet of all the coloured images from this unusual and fascinating work.

Coloured plates in order :

1. A - Alamode.
2. B - Boots.
3. C - Chimpanzee.
4. D - Dining out.
5. E - Equality.
6. F - Fashion.
7. G - Going.
8. H - Holidays.
9. I J - Isaac & John.
10. K - Kitchen Stuff.
11. L - Latitude & Longitude.
12. M - Monkies.
13. N - Night-mare.
14. O - Orpheus.
15. P - Pretty-Poll.
16. Q - Quadrille.
17. R - Racing.
18. S - Singing.
19. T - Tantalizing.
20. V, U - Very Unpleasant.
21. W - Waistcoat.
22. X - Xantippe.
23. Y - Yawning.
24. Z - Zoophyte.
Hand coloured plates
24
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Category
British Isles, Caricatures, Cruikshank
Value
$0-5,000
Stock ID
1450