SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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CRUIKSHANK, George (ills.)
Greenwich Hospital, a Series of Naval Sketches, Descriptive of the Life of a Man-of-War's Man

Published
London: James Ribins, 1826.
Plates
12
Binding/Size
M=4to
Value
0-5000
Published
London: James Ribins, 1826.
Ref
128

'By an Old Sailor'. Illustrated vignette on title page. 12 large humorous hand-coloured plates and 16 smaller woodcuts all by George Cruikshank. [7] 200pp. 4to. New half black morocco-backed marbled boards; spine lettered and ruled in gilt; uncut edges; top edge gilt; well-rubbed overall; light occasional foxing. MS signature 'E. Duncan'. top right of title page. *Rebinding and restoration work on this book was carried out by Ron Norman of Hartlepool. (Ronnorm@aol.com)* Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontispiece. Billy Culmer & the Goose. 2. Jack's Trump of Defiance. 3. Flying Artillery or A Horse Marine. 4. Sailor's Carousing, or a peep in the Longroom. 5. The Point of Honour. 6. The Battle of the Nile. 7. Davy Jenkins. 8. Paying Off. 9. Sailors on a Cruise. 10. A Witness. 11. Crossing the Line. 12. Scud Hill.