SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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CRUIKSHANK, George.
The Comic Alphabet.

Published
London : Pentonville, [1837]
Plates
24
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
0-5000
Published
London : Pentonville, [1837]
Ref
1450

48 plates, in two states; hand-coloured and black and white, mounted, with individual tissue guards. Small slim 8vo, exquisitely bound by Tout in ornate gilt-decorated morocco, gilt-dec to boards, raised bands, title in gilt to spine, beautiful gilt inner dentelles, all edged gilt. Decorative floral endpapers. A fine copy. Complete with facsimile booklet of all the coloured images from this unusual and fascinating work. Coloured plates in order : 1. A - Alamode. 2. B - Boots. 3. C - Chimpanzee. 4. D - Dining out. 5. E - Equality. 6. F - Fashion. 7. G - Going. 8. H - Holidays. 9. I J - Isaac & John. 10. K - Kitchen Stuff. 11. L - Latitude & Longitude. 12. M - Monkies. 13. N - Night-mare. 14. O - Orpheus. 15. P - Pretty-Poll. 16. Q - Quadrille. 17. R - Racing. 18. S - Singing. 19. T - Tantalizing. 20. V, U - Very Unpleasant. 21. W - Waistcoat. 22. X - Xantippe. 23. Y - Yawning. 24. Z - Zoophyte.