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George Cruikshank and Egan’s Life In London Thirty-Six Hand-Colored Plates First edition 1821

$1,750.00

Life in London; Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq. and His Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom, Accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in Their Rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis. By Pierce Egan. Author of Walks through Bath, Sporting Anecdotes, Pictures of the Fancy, Boxiana, &c. Dedicated to His Most Gracious Majesty King George the Fourth. Embellished with Thirty-Six Scenes from Real Life, Designed and Etched by I. R. & G. Cruikshank, And enriched also with numerous original Designs on Wood, by the same Artists. London, Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster-Row, 1821. First edition, second issue.

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[Egan, Pierce], Life in London; Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq. and His Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom, Accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in Their Rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis. By Pierce Egan. Author of Walks through Bath, Sporting Anecdotes, Pictures of the Fancy, Boxiana, &c. Dedicated to His Most Gracious Majesty King George the Fourth. Embellished with Thirty-Six Scenes from Real Life, Designed and Etched by I. R. & G. Cruikshank, And enriched also with numerous original Designs on Wood, by the same Artists. London, Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster-Row, 1821. Full gilt-decorated red morocco, binding signed “Brentano’s New York,” gilt-edged pages all around. Head and foot of spine chipped. Front cover rehinged. Interior fine, occasional off-setting from illustrations. First edition, second issue, as Cohn points out, “What I am of opinion occurred was that an insufficient number of copies of part one was printed owing to the unexpected success of the book, and the part ran out of print. Upon reprinting the footnote was added, and the words “2nd Edition” may be taken as referring to the 2nd edition of Part I, not of the whole book, but a true first issue should be without the note.” The first sheet of fold-out music is not numbered. [2 blanks; frontispiece “Corinthian Capital”, title page (verso blank), dedication, table of contents, illustrations: xvi; 376 pages; 1 leaf of advertisements for the publisher; 2 blanks] 8vo; 21 cm. Tooley 196, Abbey Life 281. Cohn 262.