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Reid 4855. An illustrated book of short stories with handcoloured, etched illustrations entitled: 'Eccentric tales.' Bound in green and red marbled card, with the title lettered on the spine in gold.
Lettered on the title-page: "Eccentric tales, from the German of W.F. von Kosewitz, with illustrations by George Cruikshank, from sketches by Alfred Crowquill." with the publisher's details at the foot of the page: "London: James Robins and Co. Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row. MDCCCXXVIII.
Divided into five short stories ('The troubadours,' 'Aristippus,' 'The nose,' 'Karel Pietrehl' and 'Albertina' with hand-coloured, etched illustrations all of which are lettered underneath the border "A. Crowquill Esq.delt/ G. Cruikshank sculpt") See below for a list of contents and illustrations.
Letterpress, etching and handcolouring
Reid 1384. Frontispiece: 'The Nose' Carstens presenting the bracelet to Agnes. (1865,1111.1048.)
Reid 1371. opposite. p.12 'Baron von Bettelhauser seeing the long legged Baravrian sneaking from his house.' (1865, 1111.1050).
Tailpiece. Vignette of two dogs p.15. (1865, 1111.1064).
Reid 1372. opposite. p.20. 'The vision of Lilkin and Hovius.' (1865,1111.1052).
Reid 1373. opposite.p.28. 'Lilikin and Hovius serenading the Princess von Lilienthal.' (1865,1111.1054).
Reid 1375. opposite.p.34. 'Hovius asking to raise the veil of Princess Lilienthal.' (1865, 1111.1056).
Reid 1374. opposite.p.40. 'The duel between Gnädige Her Baron von Kreuzelbergen and Hovius.' (1865,1111.1058).
Reid 1376.p.48. 'The meeting of the two valets Carl and Göbel.' In the second state. The sky, the No.6 and the address taken out, and the title altered to 'The rival valets.' (1865,1111.1060).
Reid 1377 opposite. p.64. 'Carl and Göbel and Brandenburg, the host of the Hotel.' (1865,1111.1062).
Reid 1380. opposite.p.70. 'The meeting of Stilzbergen and Witznullekoppen.' (1865,1111.1064).
Reid 1379. opposite.p.78. 'Arstippus paying his respects to the Prince.' (1865,1111.1066).
Reid 1381. opposite. p.96. 'Engillina introducing Mr. Carstens Julius van Hundeiker to her Cousin Hero von Donnerburg.' (1865,1111.1068).
Reid 1382. opposite.p.104. 'Mr Carsten discovers the nose.' (1865,1111.1070).
Reid 1383. opp p.112. 'Carstens accused by the nose of slipping a card.' (1865,1111.1071).
Reid 1385. opp. p.128.'The duel between Carstens and Baron von Sternholm interrupted.' (1865,1111.1073).
'Karel Pietrehl, a pleasant Dutch Story.'
Reid 1386. opposite. p.140. Karel standing on his cup thanking his friends for drinking his health. (1865,1111.1074).
Reid 1387. opposite. p146. Karel in his excitement entering the house of juffrouw instead of his songs. (1865,1111.1076).
Reid 1388. opposite. p.160. 'Heinrich Mildenberg binding up the arm of Willencrantz in the presence of Bilz and his servants.' (1865,1111.1078).
Reid 1389. opposite. p.164. 'Bromonel Blez receiving his instructions from the Baroness Albertina.' (1865,1111.1080).
Reid 1390. opposite. p.174. 'Mildenberg relating to Willencrantz the cause of his misery.' (1865,1111.1082).
Height: 213 millimetres (approx. page height)
Width: 129 millimetres (approx. page width)
- Curator's comments
- Description based on GE Reid, 'A descriptive catalogue of the works of George Cruikshank.'
The illustions in this edition are bound in a different order to Reid's catalogue entries therefore the numbering is not consecutive.
Originally issued in four parts in yellow paper wrappers. Cohn references another edition published by John Duncombe & Co, 10 Middle Row, Holborn. See Reid 472.
The Department of Prints and Drawings holds a number of duplicate illustrations stored in XIX Unmounted Roy. There is an overlap between the collection numbers of these prints and those bound in the book (See list of contents for collection numbers.)
See 1865,1111,1063, XIX unmounted roy for Reid 1378 an extra illustration for 'Arstippus' not included in this book.
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