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Reid 4932. An illustrated book of 476 pages entitled "Burford Cottage."
With an engraved frontispiece illustration bound opposite the title page, Reid 5226, which represents Cobbler Dykes preparing the collar for the entrapped Robin listening to the instructions of his brother philosopher, Ephraim Gubbins, who holds the bird in his right hand. Mrs Bridget Dykes stands behind with arms folded and pays great attention to the discourse. Below the image:
"G. Cruickshank [sic] Burford Cottage, London, Published by Tho.s Tegg & Sons, Cheapside. Jan.y. 1835."
Lettered on the title-page:
"Burford Cottage, and its robin-red-breast. by the author of Keeper's Travels." With a vignette (Reid 3836.) illustration which represents: A distant view of Burford Cottage; in the foreground is a robin standing by a brick trap, which is set near the trunk of a tree.
With a quotation below: "A bird of the air shall tell the matter."
The publisher's details at the foot of the page: "London: Printed for Thomas Tegg and Son, Cheapside; Tegg, Wise and Tegg Dublin; Griffin & Co. Glasgow; and J. and S.A. Tegg, Sydney, Australia. 1835."
Letterpress book with engraved and wood engraved illustrations.
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Height: 189 millimetres (approx. page height)
Width: 105 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Description from GW Reid: "A Descriptive catalogue of the works of George Cruikshank." 1871.
Dedicated to John Forster, Esq of Egham in the County of Surrey.
- Not on display
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