SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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My Cousin in the Army; or Johnny Newcome on the Peace Establishment

London: Hodgson & Co., 1822.
London: Hodgson & Co., 1822.

pp. 316. Contemporary full calf binding with rule and decorative corner pieces in gilt to boards by Root & Sons. Spine comprised of six separate compartments, four of which have a repeat gilt motif, and lettered in the remaining compartments, both with differing morocco labels; spine has been re-backed; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt; Illustrated with 16 hand coloured plates. Extremely clean and tight. Calf of boards very fresh, of spine a bit dulled. Overall fine. Coloured plates in order: 1. My Cousin relating his exploits.. 2. Snubb arrives with my Cousin's Stud. 3. Johnny Newcombe consoled by his brother officers on the prospect of half-pay. 4. Johnny Newcombe supposed by the servants to have committed suicide. 5. Johnny Newcombe's first interview with his Patron. 6. Johnny Newcombe's unlucky introduction to his Patron's lady. 7. Johnny and his man Snub finishing the night at the Palais Royale. 8. My Cousin cozen'd at Rouge et Noir. 9. Cousin John in the Cyder Cellar. 10. Shewing Cousin John the Lions. 11. Major Swallow's Horse obliges his Rider & Cousin John to take a cold Bath. 12. Cousin John's first parade in the Cavalry. 13. Johnny and his Patron under an odd mistake. 14. My Cousin taking lessons in the new School. 15. My Cousin's Patron poaching. 16. My Cousin's return to his Aunt.