THE BOTTLE; In Eight Plates, Designed and Etched by George Cruikshank for Joseph Adshead; The superior-paper issue.
London: Published for the artist by David Bogue, . First edition. The six-shilling superior-paper issue was stitched into wrappers (vs being offered on one large sheet for a single shilling). Eight plates on heavy paper with tint block added for shading (vs untinted). Includes original title page and paper covers. Imperial folio (approximately 13 x 18.5") three-quarter leather over pebbled cloth boards with ORIGINAL WRAPS BOUND IN by John Bumpus, Oxford St; marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate of Sir David Salomons, 1st Baronet, 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]. Cruikshank's cautionary tale told in pictures of the dangers of drinking issued the year he became a teetotaler. 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 edge front board and rear board (i.e., old insect damage). Reid 5000. Cohn 194.