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Reid 5020. Pamphlet containing "The True Legend of St Dunstan and The Devil; showing how the horse-shoe became a charm against witchcraft." By Edward G. Flight.
Bound in a light coloured paper wrapper. 1. (Reid 4271) The large form of the horse-shoe enclosing half of the title. Below:
"With illustrations by George Cruikshank, and engraved by John Thompson. Second Edition."
With the publisher's details at the foot of the page:
"London; D. Bogue, 86 Fleet Street, Price One Shilling."
2. Reid 4272. Vignette on the title-page, "The Horse-shoe." With figure of the Devil dancing."
3. Reid 4273. "Saint Dunstan Shoeing the Devil Who is roaring with pain."
4. Reid 4274. "The Devil laughing at St. Dunstan playing the harp."
5. Reid 4275. "The Devil compelled to sign the deed by St. Dunstan."
6. Reid 4276. "The Horse-shoe nailed over the cottage door, to the discomfiture of the devil."
7. Reid 4277. "Tailpiece" The wonderful effect of the horseshoe on evil spirits.
8. A coat of arms with an arm and hammer at the top, a horseshoe at the centre, three harps around the design. With a scroll bearing the mottoe, "Sarued Hym Righte." below, signed GCk beneath the scroll. Not described in Reid's catalogue.
Pamphlet with wood engraved illustrations
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Height: 213 millimetres (approx. page height)
Width: 140 millimetres
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- Description from GW Reid: "A Descriptive Catalogue of the Works of George Cruikshank" 1871.
According to AM Cohn (323): A second edition was published in 1871 with the wood-cuts on India paper, printed by Whittingham and Wilkins. The illustrations were also reproduced in a privately printed book in March 1889, entitled "A Brief History of the Worshipful Company of Ironmongers with an appendix containing some account of the Blacksmith's Company" by TC Noble.
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