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Reid 4931. An illustrated book entitled: 'The beauties of Washington Irving, Esq.' Illustrated by George Cruikshank. Bound in brown textile, lettered on the spin: "Beauties of Washington Irving. Illustrations by Cruikshank." With 21 illustrations, including the vignette on the title-page (See references and comments.)
Lettered on the title-page: "The Beauties of Washington Irving, Esq. Author of the sketch book, Bracebridge Hall, Tales of a traveller, Knickerbocker's history of New York, Salmagundi, etc. Illustrated with wood cuts engraved by Thompson; from drawings by George Cruikshank."
With a vignette illustration on the title-page (See Reid 3357.)
With the publisher's details at the foot of the page: "The fourth edition. London: Printed for Thomas Tegg and Son, Cheapside; R. Griffin and Co. Glasgow; and Tegg, Wise and Co. Dublin. 1835."
Illustrated letterpress book with wood engraved illustrations
Height: 148 millimetres
Width: 93 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Titles from GW Reid, 'A descriptive catalogue of the works of George Cruikshank.'
According to Cohn, the fourth edition is the first edition with illustrations.
Several pages in this volume have not been cut.
- Not on display
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