George Cruikshank's Table-Book.

CRUIKSHANK, George. George Cruikshank's Table-Book. Edited by Gilbert Abbott Á Beckett. viii, 284 pp. With 12 full-page steel etchings, and 116 woodcuts and glyphographs by Cruikshank. 4to., 245 x 175 mm, bound in original publisher's green cloth, spine and front cover gilt, a.e.g. London: Published at the Punch Office, 1845.

First Edition. Cruikshank's Table Book contains the first appearance of an early Thackeray novella, entitled Legend of the Rhine, with other contributions by Mark Lemon, Horace Mayhew, A.B. Reach, Shirley Brooks, &c. The editor of the Table Book was Gilbert Abbot A'Beckett (1811-1856), the comic writer who was one of the original staff members of Punch. Light stains on back cover, spine slightly sunned, glue residue in the gutter between the plate "Annual Emigration of Birds" and page 165. Bookplates of John Nolty and John Francis Neylan on front paste-down and fly-leaf. A near fine copy.

Shepherd, Thackeray 60. Mudge/Sears, p. xxiv. Marchmont 145. Douglas 228. Cohn, Bibliographical Catalogue 187. Cohn, Catalogue Raisonné 191.

Item nr. 117770
Price: $150.00

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