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A Comic Alphabet

A Comic Alphabet

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A Comic Alphabet

by Cruikshank, George

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
Near fine
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London: Tilt, 1836. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Twenty-four subjects on a folding sheet enclosed by printed paper boards with the title design and date (1836) on the upper board and a portrait of Tilt with '1836' on the wall behind him, on the lower board. With contemporary handcolored plates. Cohn, p. 47, who notes that this first edition was issued with uncolored plates, but that a few copies were issued with colored plates "but they are of very great rarity". The coloring on these plates is skillful, without bleed-thru to the reverse, and heightened with gum arabic, all characteristics of the original issue. The designs on the covers are uncolored, as called for.

Wear to the lower spine, with light soil to the covers else this is a fine copy. Protected in a 19th century morocco solander case.


Cover title. Originally published: Pentonville [England] : G. Cruikshank, 1836. Printed on one side of strip folded accordion style and attached to cover. Illustrated paper boards.


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A Comic Alphabet
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A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...

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