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Reid 4878. An edition of 'The Epping Hunt.' by Thomas Hood. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. Bound as one of four narrative poems (see related titles) in a marbled binding with a green spine.
Lettered on the title-page: "The Epping Hunt. by Thomas Hood, Esq. Author of Whims and oddities. Illustrated with six engravings on wood by Branston and Wright, Bonner, Slader, and T. Williams; after the designs of G. Cruikshank." With the quotation "Hunts Roasted." and the publisher's details at the foot of the page:
"London: Charles Tilt, 86 Fleet Street, MDCCCXXIX.'"
Verso: "Printed by Anne Maurice, Fenchurch Street."
With the following illustration plates:
1. Reid 3588. Frontispiece. 'Portrait of Rounding, host of the Woodford Wells.'
2. Reid 3589. 'Huggins caught on the branch of a tree.'
3. Reid 3590. 'Huggins alarmed at finding the deer behind him.'
4. Reid 3591. 'Huggins pitched in a furze.'
5. Reid 3592. 'Huggins thrown over the five barred gate.'
6. Reid 3593. 'Huggins cleaned by the ostler after his mishaps.'
Letterpress book with wood engraved illustration plates
- Production date
Height: 159 millimetres
Width: 92 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Titles from GW Reid, 'A descriptive catalogue of the works of George Cruikshank.' 1871.
According to Cohn, originally issued in a printed wrapper.
Proofs on India paper issued 1829.
With plates cut by leading wood engravers after designs by George Cruikshank.
Bound alongside three other short stories/ narrative poems with wood engraved illustrations after designs by Robert Cruikshank. 1866,1013.861-880, 184.d.29/ 1-4.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: 'Monsieur Tonson' (Bound in the same volume)
Associated Title: 'The Devil's Walk' (Bound in the same volume)
Associated Title: 'Steamers v. stages.' (Bound in the same volume)
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