London: Charles Tilt, 1834. Item #05642
George Cruikshank's Illustrations for Don Quixote
Bound together with his Comic Almamnac for 1835.
CRUIKSHANK, George, illustrator. CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de. Illustrations of Don Quixote,
in a Series of Fifteen Plates, Designed and Etched by George Cruikshank. London: Charles Tilt, 1834.
First separately published edition. Small octavo (6 3/8 x 3 7/8 inches; 161 x 98 mm.). [ii], 30 unnumbered pages of text. Fifteen fine engraved plates , all with tissue guards.
The Comic Almanac, For 1835: An Ephemeris in Jest and Earnest, containing "all things fitting for such a work." By Rigdum Funnidos, Gent. Adorned with a dozen of "righte merrie" cuts, pertaining to the months, sketched nd etched by George Cruikshank. London: Imprinted for Charles Tilt, . [2, title-page] pp. Twelve fine woodcut plates.
Bound by Bauzonet ca. 1900 in full green morocco, covers double-ruled in gilt, spine with five raised bands, paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board-edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Publisher's front and back printed wrappers for the 1835 Comic Almanac bound in. Front and back joints very slightly split at top - but sound. A very good copy.
This scarce little album, edited by Charles Tilt, contains the full suite of fifteen engravings of George Cruikshank illustrating the Adventures of Don Quixote which had been previously published in volumes XIII-XV of Roscoe's Novelist's Library, London, 1833.
Cohn, 710 (three volume 1833 edition).