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Brough’s Life of Sir John Falstaff Extra-Illustrated by George Cruikshank 1858

$4,200.00

This copy has 20 large-paper etchings plus a duplicate set of 20 hand-colored large-paper etchings by George Cruikshank bound in next to the uncolored etchings. This is an untrimmed copy, bound in full blue morocco by Rivière, with the original “red cloth gilt covers” and the original front cover of the wrapper of the extra large-paper plates bound-in in the back after plate number 20. This is a unique copy, with the bookplate of Stephen George Holland (1817 – 1908), a woolen warehouseman, established Holland & Sherry (1836) at 10, Old Bond Street, offering the finest fabric for well-known tailors in London.

Description

Brough, Robert B., The Life of Sir John Falstaff. London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts. 1858. First edition. Imperial 8vo, 25 cm x 17 cm, [xx; 196], [2 blanks; double frontispiece, the second hand-colored; title page; quote from Henry IV, Part 2, with reproduction of woodcut from cover of Part I; dedication dated March 27, 1858; preface; contents; list of plates; text begins with B1]. This copy has 20 large-paper etchings plus a duplicate set of 20 hand-colored large-paper etchings by George Cruikshank bound in next to the uncolored etchings. This is an untrimmed copy, bound in full blue morocco by Rivière, with the original “red cloth gilt covers” and the original front cover of the wrapper of the extra large-paper plates bound-in in the back after plate number 20. This is a unique copy, with the bookplate of Stephen George Holland (1817 – 1908), a woolen warehouseman, established Holland & Sherry (1836) at 10, Old Bond Street, offering the finest fabric for well-known tailors in London.   A very fine copy. A personalized variant of Cohn 96. Prior booksellers’ descriptions tipped in. Gilt spine sunned, front hinge slightly scuffed but secure.

Front cover.

Gilt-decorated spine.

Inside front cover gilt decoration, red end-papers, and book-plate of Stephen George Holland.

Bookplate of Stephen George Holland with the motto “Cor unum via una.”

“Sir John Falstaff Arrested, at the Suit of Mrs. Quickly!”

Front cover of publisher’s original cloth wrapper.

Wrapper of the extra plates.

“Sir John Falstaff at Justice Shallows …”.

“Falstaff Enacting the Part of the King.”

Double frontispiece, “Sir John Falstaff, Knight.”

Title page.

“The Prince & Poins Driving Falstaff, Gadshill, Peto & Bardolph from their Plunder at Gadshill.”

Back cover.