Westmacott, Charles, POINTS OF MISERY; or FABLES FOR MANKIND: Prose and Verse, Chiefly Original, by Charles Westmacott. Illustrated with Twenty Designs by Robert Cruikshank. London: Published by Sherwood, Jones and Co. Paternoster-Row, 1823. Large paper copy with original wrapper bound in. Presentation copy, with “From the Author” on the initial blank following the original wrapper front cover. Imperial 8vo. 25cm, untrimmed. Some tissue guards for the engravings are still in place. 97 pages followed by the back cover of the original wrapper, with the advertisements for Bernard Blackmantle’s The English Spy; The Spy at Eton. Some foxing, mostly in the wide margins. Bound in quarter green morocco over marbled boards.
Original Cruikshank Sketch Signed Twice Inscribed 1875
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Odds and Ends In Verse and Prose By William Henry Merle Esq Illustrated by George Cruikshank from Designs by the Author 1831