The Comic Coronal or Book of Merriment With Numerous Illustrations on Wood by Robert Cruikshank and Robert Seymour by Charles Dibdin John Taylor 1830 to 1831

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Cruikshank, Robert and Robert Seymour, Charles Dibdin and John Taylor. The publisher’s front cover label is: The Comic Coronal, with Numerous Engravings on Wood by Robert Cruikshank and Robert Seymour. Eight Shillings and Sixpence. Inside, the  full title: The Comic Coronal, or, Book of Merriment. With Numerous Illustrations on Wood by Robert Cruikshank and Robert Seymour. London: William Kidd, 228, Regent Street, and Sold by All Booksellers. Bound in the publisher’s original brown cloth with a paper label on the front cover. Stamped gilt lettering on the spine. Front hinge cracked but still internally strong. 16 cm. 6mo. Interiors of the six volumes are in fine condition. The title page for the first of six separately paginated volumes is: Walks About Town; a Poem, in Two Cantos, with Notes, and a Memoir of the Authors; by the Antiquated Trio. Illustrated with Three Engravings on Wood, after the Designs of Robert Cruikshank. Second Edition. London: Effingham Wilson, Royal Exchange. 1830.

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Cruikshank, Robert and Robert Seymour, Charles Dibdin and John Taylor. The publisher’s front cover label is: The Comic Coronal, with Numerous Engravings on Wood by Robert Cruikshank and Robert Seymour. Eight Shillings and Sixpence. Inside, the  full title: The Comic Coronal, or, Book of Merriment. With Numerous Illustrations on Wood by Robert Cruikshank and Robert Seymour. London: William Kidd, 228, Regent Street, and Sold by All Booksellers. Bound in the publisher’s original brown cloth with a paper label on the front cover. Stamped gilt lettering on the spine. Front hinge cracked but still internally strong. 16 cm. 6mo. Interiors of the six volumes are in fine condition.

The title page for the first of six separately paginated volumes is: Walks About Town; a Poem, in Two Cantos, with Notes, and a Memoir of the Authors; by the Antiquated Trio. Illustrated with Three Engravings on Wood, after the Designs of Robert Cruikshank. Second Edition. London: Effingham Wilson, Royal Exchange. 1830. [initial blank is p. 1, the full-page woodcut frontispiece is on the verso, p. 2; 54 pages] Full page woodcuts at p. 18, and p. 38.

Monsieur Tonson, by John Taylor, Esq. Illustrated by Robert Cruikshank. Second Edition. London: Alfred Miller, Oxford Street, and Constable and Co. Edinburgh. 1830. [Frontispiece, “Portrait of Tom King”; inserted leaf facing the title page reads: “John Taylor, grandson of the Chevalier John Taylor, also Oculist to George III, connected with theatre, as author of poetical sketches, prologues &c. Died May, 1832, in his 76th year. See Allibone’s dictionary of English Literature, vol. iii, p. 2357, ed. 1.”; iv; pp. 5-19; the verso of p.19 is a list of new works published by Alfred Miller. Full-page wood cuts appear at pp. 8, 10, 13, 14, 16, 19. The verso of p. 19 is  a list of new works published by Alfred Miller.]

Valpurgis; or, the Devil’s Festival. In Two Cantos. The Ball and Drawing Room. London: William Kidd, 6, Old Bond Street. M.D.CCC.XXXI. [1831]. [initial blank is p. 1; p. 2 is a full-page frontispiece wood cut;  at p. 18, a full-page wood cut; in-text wood cut on p. 30; 35 pages, verso of p. 35 is blank]

The High-Mettled Racer. By the Late Charles Dibdin. To Which Are Added Many Interesting Anecdotes of the Race-Horse. Illustrated by Ten First-rate Engravings on Wood, by G. W. Bonner, from Designs by Robert Cruikshank. London: William Kidd, 6 Old Bond Street. MDCCCXXXI [1831]. [initial blank is p. 1; p. 2 is a full-page frontispiece wood cut; there is a wood-cut vignette of the race horse on the title-page (p. 3); the verso of the title-page has two advertisements for George Cruikshank’s The Gentleman in Black and The Celebrated Address to the Devil by Robert Burns; p. 5 has an in-text wood cut; p. 9 is a full-page wood cut; p. 12  is a full-page wood cut; p. 15 is a full-page wood cut; p. 20 is a full-page wood cut; p. 22 has an in-text wood cut; p. 23 is a full-page wood cut; p. 36 has an in-text wood cut; 36 pages]

The Devil’s Visit; a Poem, from the Original Manuscript. With Notes by a Barrister. London: William Kidd, 6, Old Bond Street. MDCCCXXX [1830]. [initial blank is p. 1; p. 2 is a full-page frontispiece wood cut; there is a wood-cut vignette on the title-page (p. 3); p. 8 is a full-page wood cut; p. 15  is a full-page wood cut; p. 20  is a full-page wood cut; p. 27  is a full-page wood cut; p. 34  is a full-page wood cut; p. 35 has an in-text wood cut; the verso of p. 35 has an advertisement for Thomas Landseer’s new work, A Series of Illustrations to the Works of Robert Burns. 35 pages]

Margate: a Humorous Poem. By the Author of “Brighton.” Illustrated by Nine Engravings on Wood, from Designs by Robert Cruikshank. London: William Kidd, 6, Old Bond Street. M.DCCC.XXXI. [1831]. [initial blank is p. 1; p. 2 is a full-page frontispiece wood cut; there is a wood-cut vignette on the title-page (p. 3); the verso of the title-page has an advertisement for George Cruikshank’s The Gentleman in Black and Robert Cruikshank’s Facetiae ; there is a pencil citation addendum to  the footnote on p. 5; there is a full-page wood cut on p. 9; there is a full-page wood cut on p. 13; there is a full-page wood cut on p. 20; there is a full-page wood cut on p. 23; there is a full-page wood cut on p. 27; there is a full-page wood cut on p. 32; 36 pages; 12 pages of advertisements for William Kidd’s works follow p. 36].

Five complete copies were located in OCLC: US, LSU; Wellseley College; Rice University; National Library of Victoria; and, the University of Melbourne.

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