SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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CROWQUILL, Alfred (pseud. of Alfred Henry Forrester)
A Peep into Alfred Crowquill's Folio.

London: Effingham Wilson, ca. 1839.
London: Effingham Wilson, ca. 1839.

2 oblong folios in green cloth boards with printed pictorial wrappers and 4 coloured plates in each. Title in gilt to spine. FIRST EDITION. Light soiling of wrappers of No. 1, otherwise a very good (+) copy of these scarce prints. "Critical Notices of No. 1" on the back of No. 2 suggest that this is the artist's first appearance under the pseudonym. Coloured plates in order: Wrapper 1. 1. Linen Drapers Sheet. 10 small vignettes. Beginning with "Cruel" and ending with "Black Pins". 2. Seven small vignettes. Beginning with "Mute ability" and ending with "Pair of old Snuffers". 3. Eight vignettes. Beginning with "This man gives no quarter" and ends with "Ruler three". 4. Ten vignettes. Beginning with "Game keeper looking after a manner" and ending with "Starting youth in business". Wrapper 2. 5. Eight vignettes. Beginning with "Eyes in Glass" and ending with "Well connected". 6. Nine vignettes. Beginning with "A mug for the Beer" and ending with "The true Profits". 7. "A Fisherman's Draught". Nine vignettes. Beginning with "A Crab" and ending with "Jack just landed". 8. "Table Terms". Nine vignettes. Beginning with "Chops with the fat off" and ending with "Here"s a Pickle".