- Museum number
Reid 4998. A book with illustrations in etching and glyphography entitled: 'The good genius that turned everything to gold.'
In a green textile binding, with gold figured pattern and the title and author's names on the spine.
Lettered on the title-page: "The good genius that turned everything into gold or the queen bee and the magic dress. A Christmas fairy tale by The brothers Mayhew. with illustrations by George Cruikshank."
With the publisher's details at the foot of the page:
"London. David Bogue, 86 Fleet Street, MDCCCXLVII."
With the following illustration plates:
1. Frontispiece illustration: The bee changes a forest into a fleet.
2. Reid 2701. The wood man Silvio sees the bee for the first time.
3. Reid 2702. The bee summons up from the earth a fountain of gold.
4. The bee changes a rock into a palace.
5. Vejez the silver haired is tormented by the bee.
6. Reid 2703.King Silvio with his Queen and child, seek refuge in a cave.
7. Reid 2704. Silvio seeks the bee for the last time.
8. Amaranth the ever young is carried to Corallion by the bee's monster steed.
9. Reid 2705. Tailpiece- "The end" (An old shoemaker at work, drawing his threads tight; a lapstone and a hammer rest at his feet.
Letterpress, etching and glyphography
- Production date
Height: 160 millimetres (approx. page height)
Width: 100 millimetres (approx. page width)
- Curator's comments
- Cohn states: "Four etchings and four glyphographs by G. Cruikshank of which their is a list. The tailpiece and gilt design on the front cover are also by G. Cruikshank."
GW Reid provides individual numbers for the glyphographs but not the illustration plates.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
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