London: T.C. Newby, 1847. Item #05639
Illustrated by George Cruikshank with Four Full-Page Etched Plates and Two Glyphographs
CRUIKSHANK, George, illustrator. [CHAMEROVZOW, Louis Alexis]. The Yule Log, for Everybody's Christmas Hearth; showing where it grew; how it was cut and brought home; and how it was burnt. By the author of "The Chronicles of the Bastile." Illustrated by George Cruikshank. London: T.C. Newby, 1847.
First edition. Crown octavo (6 3/8 x 4 inches; 162 x 101 mm.). [iv], -190. Four full-page etched plates and two glyphographs (one full-page).
Late nineteenth century half blue morocco over marbled boards ruled in gilt, spine with five raised bands paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Gilt on spine a little dull. The etched plates very lightly foxed. A very good copy.
Louis Alexis Chamerovzow (1816-1875). Anti-slavery campaigner and author. Secretary of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, transformed the memoirs of an illiterate black man, John Brown (known as Fed or Benford in his slavery in Georgia), into a powerful anti-slavery publication, Slave Life in Georgia (London, 1855).