SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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London: Joseph Robins, 1830.
(see Rosenbach, Cruikshank Widener Catalogue, p. 107).
London: Joseph Robins, 1830.

Album in-12 de 24 planches gravées et coloriées : demi-chagrin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs orné de caissons de filets dorés, non rogné, tête dorée (Rivière & son). Rare petit album de 24 planches gravées et coloriées pour l’essentiel par Robert Cruikshank, assisté de son frère George. On attribue à ce dernier une des compositions (Cf. Rosenbach, Catalogue Cruikshank Widener, p. 107). Le titre n’a pas été conservé. Ces gravures ont d’abord paru dans le quatrième tome du Gentleman’s Pocket Magazine. Bon exemplaire. Mors frottés. Ex-libris Charles Cooper Townsend et Kenyon Starling. Album in 24-12mo plates engraved and coloured: 3/4 red morocco with title and single gilt fillet to boards, spine with raised bands decorated in compartments of gilt, titled in gilt, uncut, top edge gilt (Rivière & sound). With fresh hinges and spine. RARE small album of 24 plates engraved and coloured mainly by Robert Cruikshank, assisted by his brother George. Attributed to the latter of the compositions. The title has not been preserved. These engravings were first published in the fourth volume of the Gentleman's Pocket Magazine. Good copy. Slightly rubbed at corners and joints. Bookplates to front pastedown of 'Charles Cooper Townsend' and 'Kenyon Starling'. Good copy. *Rebinding and restoration work on this book was carried out by Ron Norman of Hartlepool. (Ronnorm@aol.com)* Coloured plates in order: 1. A Card Party. 2. A Stem Packet Cabin. 3. Pounds. Shillings. Pence. 4. Honour. 5. Admiral Van Tromp's Duel. 6. Comforts of a Wife. 7. Being well lather'd from a dish or tub. Hodge now began with grinning pain to grub. 8. Sirrah! I tell you you're a knave. To cry up razors that can't shave. 9. The Poet. 10. The Sailors Ballast. 11. The Unexpected Visit. 12. The Gouty Merchant and Stranger. 13. Angler's Going Out. 14. The Pleasures of Angling. 15. A Smoking Party. 16. The Needless Alarm. 17. Lobster Sauce. 18. The Pauper Family & Footman. 19. Going Out. 20. Going Home. 21. Dancing Bears. 22. The Englishman in France. 23. A Cold Duck. 24. None but the Brave deserve the Fair.