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THE LIFE OF SIR JOHN FALSTAFF: With a Biography of the Knight, from authentic sources. Robert B. Brough. THE LIFE OF SIR JOHN FALSTAFF: With a Biography of the Knight, from authentic sources.
George Cruikshank. London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts. 1857 and 1858. First edition, in the original, untrimmed and unopened monthly parts: TEN OCTAVO PARTS IN PICTORIAL PAPERWRAPS, housed together in gilt-lettered green-cloth chemise with bookplate of Maude M. Monell and matching green-cloth slipcase. Pale yellow pictorial paperwraps each with woodcut after Cruikshank on front cover and each with two full-page plates at front -- 20 etched plates by Cruikshank in all. Apart from some minor soiling to wrappers an excellent untrimmed set with tissue guards present between all but one set of plates and with all but Part I unopened. Touch of spotting to plates, Part I; old damp stain to plate fore edges, Part VII; and stain to upper corner last several leaves and rear cover, Part VIII. Text on back wrappers corresponding to Cohn's except for Part III ("A List of New Works") and Part IV ("New Books of the Season"). Part VII with 4-page "List of New Works Announced for Publication" dated Nov. 1827 laid in. Cohn 96. ILLUSTRATED BY CRUIKSHANK.

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THE LIFE OF SIR JOHN FALSTAFF: Illustrated by George Cruikshank, with a Biography of the Knight, from Authentic Sources by Robert B. Brough, Esq. George Cruikshank, Robert B. Brough. THE LIFE OF SIR JOHN FALSTAFF: Illustrated by George Cruikshank, with a Biography of the Knight, from Authentic Sources by Robert B. Brough, Esq.
London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts. 1857--1858. First edition, in the original monthly parts: TEN OCTAVO PARTS IN PICTORIAL PAPERWRAPS, housed together in cloth chemise and leather top-loading slipcase. Each part with two full-page illustrated plates at front, twenty etched plates in all; and woodcut illustration after Cruikshank replicated on front of each wrapper. Original front covers, all but one with publisher's presentation blindstamp; lacking original rear covers (each with plain tan wrap at rear instead) and without the tissue guards between the plates. Each part appears to have been trimmed at top and bottom, Part X front cover darkened, else all are very good with only minor soiling to covers and with plates themselves near fine to fine. Housed together in green-cloth chemise and full leather, marbled-paper lined, top-loading double slipcase with 5 raised bands and gilt lettering on spine. Cohn 96. CRUIKSHANK'S LAST MAJOR BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS.

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