SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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JERROLD, Blanchard.
The Life of George Cruikshank in two epochs.

London: Chatto & Windus, 1882.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1882.

FIRST EDITION. 8vo pp. 284 280. Illustrated with 84 mostly full-page engravings. Bound in beautiful full red morocco top edge gilt; boards decorated with gold figures from Cruikshank drawings. Gilt lettering and figures to spine. A fine clean copy spine little darkened. Re-hinged professionally. This is an extra-illustrated copy with the insertion of 100 engravings mostly uncoloured (30 uncoloured). Some of the extra plates are quite rare being illustrations from chapbooks and other ephemeral sources. *Rebinding and restoration work on this book was carried out by Ron Norman of Hartlepool. (Ronnorm@aol.com)* Coloured plates in order: Volume 1. 1. The Greenwich Pensioner (double page). 2. Jack Steadfast; or, the heart that can feel for another (double page). 3. Tom Tack's Ghost (double page). 4. Rosabell (double page). 5. Hoo haw There he goes!! Grim Joey dashing little Boney into the jaws of a Russian Bear. 6. [no caption] 7. Mr Kean as Richard. 8. Mr Kean as Count Bertram. 9. [title page from one of his books] The Humourist. A Collection of Entertaining Tales, Anecdotes, Epigrams, Bon Mots &c. &c. 10. The Irish Gentleman & his Apple Tree. 11. Tit-for-Tat, or, The Officer & his Irish Servant. 12. A Sailor's description of a Chase and Capture. 13. Mr Vale as Dickey Scrag in 'Dolly and the Rat'. 14. [no caption] Scene from a Punch & Judy show. 15. [no caption] As above. 16. A Gentleman's rest broken in consequence of going to bed with his leg on --- 17. A Trifling Accident. 18. "Sing Old Rose & burn the Bellows". 19. The Advantage of putting the best leg foremost. 20. The Advantage of a Wooden leg upon a Pinch. 21. Living on Wooden legs. 22. A Jury Mast. 23. One of the "Old School". 24. A Man of Intelligence -- "Useful Knowledge to the people". 25. Poor Pride -A Pitiful tail "O what a falling off there was". 26. D--tail. 27. Rather Backward in going Forward! 28. Bird Cage Walk. 29. Piping all hands. Volume 2. 30. Mr Grimaldi as Clown.