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Reid 4950. One of three volumes of "Topsail-sheet blocks; or, the naval foundling."
In a marbled binding with the title lettered on the spine.
With a frontispiece illustration by George Cruikshank, Reid 1894, which represents "The Christening of Ten Thousand Topsail-sheet Blocks:" the minister asking the coxswain for the name of his protégé.
"Georgo Cruikshank," The title, "Vol 1," publisher's name and date at the foot of the page.
Lettered on the title-page:
"Topsail-sheet blocks or, the naval foundling. By "The old sailor" author of "Tough yarns;" "Nights at Sea;" "Greenwich Hospital;" &c. &c. In three volumes. volume 1. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street.
Letterpress book with an etched frontispiece illustration
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Height: 188 millimetres (approx. page height)
Width: 118 millimetres (approx. page width)
- Curator's comments
- Number 1 of 3 volumes.
Description from GW Reid, "A descriptive catalogue of the works of George Cruikshank." 1871.
With details of Morley's Library and newspaper office with rates of subscription stuck to the reverse of the front cover.
- Not on display
- Some staining on the pages.
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