London and Birmingham: Houlston and Sons [and] Houghton and Hammond, 1879. Item #03274
Extra-Illustrated with Some Remarkable Hand-Colored Caricatures
by Cruikshank, Rowlandson and Others
[CRUIKSHANK, George]. BATES, William. George Cruikshank: The Artist, The Humorist, and the Man, with some account of his brother Robert. A Critico-Bibliographical Essay. By William Bates… with numerous illustrations by G. Cruikshank including several from original drawings in the possession of the author. Second Edition, Revised; and Augmented by a copiously Annotated Bibliographical Appendix, and Additional Plates on India Paper. London and Birmingham: Houlston and Sons [and] Houghton and Hammond, 1879.
Second (and best) edition. Large quarto (10 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches; 272 x 215 mm.). [iv], 94, [1, imprint, verso blank] pp. Frontispiece and fourteen plates.
Bound ca. 1880 by Morrell of London (stamp-signed on front turn-in) in full red morocco, covers decoratively paneled and tooled in gilt, spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board edges and turn-ins, pink end-papers, top edge gilt, others uncut. A very fine example.
Extra-illustrated by the insertion of ninety-five engravings including twelve by George and or Robert Cruikshank (including one double-page, folding), twelve by Thomas Rowlandson (including three double-page, folding), seven by John Leech (including one double-page, folding), one double-page folding, by Samuel De Wilde and one double-page folding by William Heath.
With a portion of a George Cruikshank als. to a Mrs. Sheridan tipped-in between the frontispiece and title-page.
The 'Extra' Hand-Colored Plates include:
"Son's of Harmony" (facing p. 4)
"Sons of Friendship" (facing p. 4)
[A Three headed Monster] (between pp. 12/13)
"Tom & Jerry, Sporting their bits of blood among the Pinks in Rotten Row" (facing p. 23)
"Tom & Jerry, catching Kate & Sue on the Sly, having their Fortunes told" (facing p. 23)
"Tom & Jerry "Masquerading it" among the Cadgers in the "Back Slums"" (facing p. 36)
"Mr. Punch" (facing p. 44)
"Tom, Jerry and Logic "tasting" Wine in the Wood, at the London Docks" (facing p. 54)
"Art of Self Defence. Tom and Jerry receiving Instructions from Mr. Jackson…" (facing p. 54)
"A Game of Whist. Tom and Jerry among the Swell Broad Coves" (facing p. 62)
"The Gatherer" (facing p. 14)
"Time & Tide wait for no man" (facing p. 28)
"After Sweet Meat Comes Sour Sauce" (between pp. 2/3)
"Dr. Syntax with my Lord" (facing p. 11)
"She Stoops to Conquer" (between pp. 22/23)
"Doctor Syntax Mistakes a Gentleman's House for an Inn" (facing p. 40)
"Doctor Syntax at a Review" (facing p. 40)
"La Fille Mal Gardé, or Jack in the Box" 1802 (between pp. 52/53)
"Doctor Syntax Pursued by a Bull" (facing p. 58)
"Dr. Syntax at Covent Garden Theatre" (facing p. 61)
"Dr. Syntax taking Possession of his Living" (facing p. 67)
[Captain Careless Shot Flying by a Girl of Fifteen] 1810 (facing p. 94)
"A Tailors Wedding" (facing p. 94)
"Dying for Love" 1810 (facing p. 94)
DE WILDE, Samuel.
"A New Drop Scene for D.L.T." (between pp. 12/13)
"The Gift Horse" (facing p. 26)
"Jack Rogers putting his nerves to rights" (facing p. 36)
"This is a pretty present for a Master of Hounds to receive" (facing p. 36)
"Appleton Hall" (facing p. 64)
"A Social Sketch, or, Everything in Common" (between pp. 64/65)
"The Royal Oak" (facing p. 70)
"The Ladies" (facing p. 75)
"Can't you look the other way now" (between pp. 94/95).