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Reid 4914. Number two of three volumes of a book entitled, Lucien Greville.
Lettered on the title-page: "By a Cornet in the Hon. East India Company's Service. With Etchings by George Cruikshank.
With a quotation below:
"On gen'ral habits, and on arts which grow. Spontaneous in the minds of all mankind. Hath dwelt our argument." Akenside
With the publication details at the foot of the page: "In three Volumes. Vol 2. London: Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street. MDCCCXXXIII.
On the verso "Thoms, Printer 12, Warwick Square." The illustrations are described by GW Reid as follows:
1. Reid 1576. Greville and Rixon dressing Basil as a young lady of fashion who has just arrived from London.
2. Reid 1577. The dying officer visited by his drunken and boisterous comrades, who entertain him with amateur music.
Bound in cardboard, on the front cover:
"J. & R. Dewe's Public Circulating Library, Broad Street, Oxford. A general assortment of Stationery, Perfumery and Miscellaenous Articles. Pencil and Coloured Drawings lent to copy. Book binding, Engraving and Copper-Plate Printing, executed in the first style."
Etched illustrations to a letterpress book bound in card
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Height: 186 millimetres (approx. page height)
Width: 113 millimetres (approx. page width)
- Curator's comments
- Description from GW Reid. "A Descriptive catalogue of the works of George Cruikshank."
Number two of three volumes.
The terms of subscription to the library are pasted inside the front cover.
- Not on display
- In fragile condition with loose front cover and pages.
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