Item #56024 THE BOTTLE; In Eight Plates, Designed and Etched by George Cruikshank for Joseph Adshead; [fine-paper issue]. George Cruikshank.
THE BOTTLE; In Eight Plates, Designed and Etched by George Cruikshank for Joseph Adshead; [fine-paper issue].
THE BOTTLE; In Eight Plates, Designed and Etched by George Cruikshank for Joseph Adshead; [fine-paper issue].
THE BOTTLE; In Eight Plates, Designed and Etched by George Cruikshank for Joseph Adshead; [fine-paper issue].
THE BOTTLE; In Eight Plates, Designed and Etched by George Cruikshank for Joseph Adshead; [fine-paper issue].
THE BOTTLE; In Eight Plates, Designed and Etched by George Cruikshank for Joseph Adshead; [fine-paper issue].

THE BOTTLE; In Eight Plates, Designed and Etched by George Cruikshank for Joseph Adshead; [fine-paper issue].

London: Published for the Artist by David Bogue, [1847]. First edition. Cruikshank's cautionary tale told in pictures of the dangers of drinking -- issued the year he became a teetotaler. This is the six-shilling superior-paper issue which was stitched into wrappers (vs being offered on one large sheet for a single shilling) with the eight plates on heavy "fine paper" with tint block added for shading (vs untinted). Bound by John Bumpus, Oxford St., in folio three-quarter leather over pebbled cloth boards with marbled endpapers and ORIGINAL WRAPS BOUND IN. Armorial bookplate of Sir David Salomons, 1st Baronet, to front endpaper. Salomons was a leading figure in the 19th century struggle for Jewish emancipation in the United Kingdom and the first Jewish Sheriff of the City of London and Lord Mayor of London [Wikipedia]. Some soiling to original wraps and foxing to margins of plates but no loss or tears. Covers show some soiling and staining and a bit of skinning to cloth along lower edges of boards. [Reid 5000, Cohn 194].
Item #56024

Price: $2,250.00

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