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Reid 4882. Illustrated book entitled: "The New Bath Guide or Memoirs of the B-n-r-d family." Bound in green cardboard covers. With two vignette illustrations on the opening pages, designed and engraved by S. Williams.
1. "Mr Simkin Dressing for the Ball." Lettered below the image in capitals, S. Williams and "Designed and engraved by S. Williams." with a four line quotation from page 73.
2. Lettered above the image: "The New Bath Guide. We Three Blunder." lettered beneath the image "Drawn and Engraved by Samuel. Williams." and in capitals below "S. Williams." With quotations from Shakespeare and Anstey below.
Lettered on the title page: "The New Bath Guide: Memoirs of the B-n-r-d Family in a series of Poetical Epistles by Christopher Anstey, Esq." with a quotation below and publication details:
"A New Edition: With a biographical and topographical preface, and anecdotal annotations. By John Britton F.S.A. and member of several other societies. Embellished with engravings by G. Cruikshank &c. London: Henry Washbourne, Salisbury Square, M,DCCC,XXXII."
The following illustrations by George Cruikshank are bound together within the text on stiff paper with the artists name below:
3. Reid 1487. "A Barber Dressing a Lady's Head in her Chamber."
4. Reid 1486. "Tabitha in a Bath Chair."
5. Reid 1485. "Simpkin Dancing to the Musicians."
6. Reid 1484. "The Doctors Flying from their own Physic."
7. Reid 1483. "Simpkin and the Bath Physicians."
Lettered at the end of the text, London: J. Moyes, Took's Court, Chancery Lane.
With 4 pages of advertisements at the end of the text.
Etched illustrations to a letterpress book
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Height: 85 millimetres (approx. height illustrations)
Height: 196 millimetres (approx. page height)
Width: 124 millimetres (approx. page width)
Width: 75 millimetres (approx. width illustrations)
- Curator's comments
- According to A.M. Cohn, this book was also published by Hurst, Chance and Co, St Paul's Churchyard, MDCCCXXX. "A few copies were issued with the five etchings by Cruikshank taken on india paper. These bear "India Proof 12/" on the white paper label on the back." This edition takes a similar format but does not have the inscription on the back.
Another edition was published in 1832.
The Cruikshank illustrations have been bound in a different order to that in which they appear in the collections register.
- Not on display
- Some discolouration and marking due to age and some pages have become loose in the binding.
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