1832 Beautiful Tout Binding - The NEW BATH GUIDE, COLOR Illustrated by Cruikshank.
Author: (Illustrator, George Cruikshank). Anstey, Christopher.
Title: The New Bath Guide; or Memoirs of the B-n r-d Family, in a series of Political Epistles. A New Edition: With a Biographical and Topographical Preface, and Anecdotal Annotations. By John Britton. F.S.A. and member of several other societies. Embellished with Engravings by G. Cruikshank, &c.
Publisher: London. Henry Washbourne. 1832. New Edition. Color illustrated!
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 5 ".
Binding: Attractive and very good binding, finely bound by Tout in half green morocco, titles in gilt on spine, raised bands (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown). A very nice binding by TOUT binders! Under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the announced 7 hand color plates by Cruikshank. Scarce color edition.
The book: Scarce and attractive COLOR illustrated edition of The New Bath Guide: or Memoirs of the B__n__r__d Family in a series of Poetical Epistles, which went through some twenty editions before 1800. The work was enthusiastically praised for its gently satirical humor by such literary figures as Horace Walpole and Thomas Gray.
The illustrator: George Cruikshank (27 September 1792 – 1 February 1878) was a British caricaturist and book illustrator, praised as the "modern Hogarth" during his life. His book illustrations for his friend Charles Dickens, and many other authors, reached an international audience.
The author: Christopher Anstey (31 October 1724 – 3 August 1805) was an English poet who also wrote in Latin. After a period of managing his family's estates, he moved permanently to Bath and died after a long public life there. His poem, The New Bath Guide, brought him to fame and began an easy satirical fashion that was influential throughout the second half of the 18th century. Later he wrote An Electoral Ball, another burlesque of Bath society that allowed him to develop and update certain themes in his earlier work. Among his Latin writing were translations and summaries based on both these poems; he was also joint author of one of the earliest Latin translations of Gray's Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, which went through several editions both in England and abroad.
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