SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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SMEDLEY, Francis Edward.
Cruikshank (ills)
Harry Coverdale's Courtship and all that came of it...

London: George Routledge & Sons, [1870's]
London: George Routledge & Sons, [1870's]

Octavo. Early 20th-century red half morocco by Zaehnsdorf spines lettered gilt compartments ruled in gilt raised bands marbled sides and endpapers top edge gilt others uncut. Frontispiece extra engraved title and 30 plates by 'Phiz' all hand-coloured. Minor wear to binding otherwise fine copy. Reprint with coloured plates of Smedley's third book, first published in book form in 1854. Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontispiece. A "Cut" not like soon to be healed. 2. Title page. A promising Four-year-old. 3. A specimen of Harry's "quiet movement". 4. Unaccountable behaviour of Aunt Sally ! 5. A fencing Lesson. 6. For the last time ! 7. Harry's quiet manner of taking "the shy" out of him ! 8. Pater-Familias shews his teeth. 9. Harry's first appearance as Romeo. 10. Getting up the Steam ! 11. Wife-breaking ! -- (Theory). 12. Wife-breaking ! -- (Practice). 13. The Crime. 14. The Capture. 15. Alice's debut as Lady Bountiful. 16. High Art. 17. L'Inferno. 18. Paradise ! 19. A pleasant sight for a Husband. 20. An agreeable prospect for a Wife. 21. Mistrust. 22. Spitting a Spy. 23. That dreadful leg of Mutton ! 24. Rejected Addresses. 25. The Wife's secret ! 26. A Clencher ! 27. Starting from the Pandemonium. 28. A foul stroke. 29. The tender mercies of the Wicked. 30. Hope deferred.