London: J. Robins, 1824. Item #02571
Brainsmiles By Cruikshank
Twenty Hand-Colored Plates
[CRUIKSHANK, George, illustrator]. Points of Humour Illustrated, by the Designs of George Cruikshank. Two Parts in One. London: J. Robins, 1824.
First edition in book form. Two parts in octavo volume (8 3/4 x 5 1/4 in; 223 x 133 mm). , iv, 8-47, ; , 56 pp. Twenty hand-colored engraved plates, twenty text woodcuts.
Bound by Bayntun of Bath ca. 1925 in full crimson crushed morocco with blindstamped border enclosed by double fillets, gilt-ruled compartments, gilt-dotted raised bands. Gilt-rolled board edges. Broad turn-ins with gilt corner pieces. All edges gilt. With the bookplate of Donald S. Tuttle. A beautiful copy inside and out.
A collection of humorous anecdotes, true or apocryphal, each illustrated with a hand-colored etching by Cruikshank. Reissued by Robins in 1835.
Curiously, Cohn, who notes the original issue in two separate parts in wrappers, does not record this first edition in book format, the last copy of which to come to auction in 2006.
Cf. Cohn 176.