SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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WILKINSON, Sarah Scudgell.
Ivy Castle or the Eve of St. Agnes : being an interesting history of the Wilmington family, including memoirs of Lord Colville and Agnes St Eustace. Founded on facts

The tragic and eventful life of Agnes St. Eustace who, abandoned as a child, was adopted by Sir Marcus Conyers before being ill-treated by his evil second wife.

London: Hodgson & Co, sans date [circa 1818]
London: Hodgson & Co, sans date [circa 1818]

Plaquette in-12 de 1 frontispice replié et 24 pp. : toile écrue, couvertures imprimées de papier brun conservées. Plaquette populaire à 6 pences, éditée par William Cole et illustrée d’un grand frontispice replié, gravé et colorié à l’époque. Une note manuscrite en tête l’attribue à Cruikshank, mais l’ouvrage n’est répertorié dans aucune des bibliographies de l’illustrateur. Exemplaire bien conservé. Popular 6 pence booklet, edited by William Cole and illustrated with a large folded frontispiece, engraved and colored at the time. A handwritten note at the top attributes it to Cruikshank, but the work is not listed in any of the illustrator's bibliographies. Well preserved copy. Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontispiece. (folding) Four scenes are set around a circular portrait of Agnes of St. Eustace.