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Reid 5048. An illustrated tract with wood engraved illustrations in a blue paper wrapper entitled: ‘Stenelaus and Amylda; a Christmas Legend.’
Lettered on the wrapper:
“Stenelaus and Amylda; a Christmas Legend for children of a larger growth. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. With a vignette illustration on the wrapper, Reid 4401, Stenelaus promising his father, Count Adrian de Mortmain that he will not cultivate the acquaintance of Prince Antonio D’Alembert.
With the publisher’s details at the foot of the page:
“London: Griffith and Farran, Corner of St Paul’s Churchyard, 1858.
The same text is repeated on the title-page with a wood engraved vignette of a heraldic lion, dolphin and anchor at the centre of the page.
With the following vignette illustrations:
Repeat of Reid 4401. P.5.
Reid 4402 p.13 Prince d'Alembert consoling Stenelaus and the Countess Amylda at the funeral of Count Adrian de Mortmain.
Reid 4403. P.31 Prince d'Alembert turning Stenelaus and Amylda into the streets to perish.
Wood-engraving and letterpress
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Height: 170 millimetres (approx page height)
Width: 99 millimetres (approx page width)
- Curator's comments
- Description based on GW Reid in 'A descriptive catalogue of the works of George Cruikshank.' 1871.
Cohn states that the illustrations are sometimes found coloured but this is always later editions (produced in the early C.20th)
- Not on display
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