- Museum number
Reid 4863. Number 3 of 3 volumes of an illustrated book entitled "Philosophy in Sport made Science in Earnest; being an attempt to illustrate the first principles of natural philosophy by the aid of popular toys and sports."
With the title and volume number printed on the first page. On the verso and eight line quotation from Cowper's Tirocinium and the printer's details at the foot of the page: "London: Printed by A & R Spottiswoode, New-Street-Square."
1. Reid 3507 With a vignette illustration on the title-page used for all volumes which represents a trap and ball; a kitten playing with the latter. G.C. on the trap.
Lettered beneath the illustration:
"In three volumes. Vol.2. London: Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, Paternoster-Row. 1827." The illustrations are printed as chapter headings and tailpieces throughout the text in volumes 1 and 2, volume 3 has a single illustration described by W Reid as follows:
Reid 3527. "The Thaumatrope. All things by turns."
With additional small diagrams throughout the book, not described by Reid.
Wood engraved illustrations to a letterpress book
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Height: 187 millimetres (approx. page height)
Width: 101 millimetres (approx. page width)
- Curator's comments
- Volume 3 of 3.
Description from GW Reid. "A Descriptive Catalogue of the Works of George Cruikshank."
According to Reid: "The after editions were published in one volume with the matter condensed, and with additional cuts while others are omitted; for instance, the one of Dr Doseall's unfortunate experiment. Reid's catalogue entries give names and initials as well as or instead of George Cruikshank or G.C. for a number of illustrations in the volumes of this book which may refer to other illustrators or wood block cutters. However, it is not possible to conclusively identify these producers due to lack of information.
- Not on display
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