1849 Rare Sleepwalker Book - Sylvester Sound the SOMNAMBULIST by Henry Cockton. Illustrated.
Author: Henry Cockton. (Thomas Onwhyn, illustrator).
Title: Sylvester Sound the Somnambulist illustrated by Onwhyn.
Publisher: London, William Mark Clark, 1849. Third edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 9 " X 6 ".
Pages: xvi-367 pages
Binding: Attractive and near fine brown half calf leather binding over marbled boards (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (tight and clean, some light foxing or staining - as shown, light toning of pages - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful illustrated title page, the frontispiece portrait, and the 43 full-page illustrations by Thomas Onwhyn.
The book: Attractive illustrated early edition of -- Sylvester Sound the Somnambulist (first published in 1844), a comic tale about a persistent sleepwalker, who unknowingly performs many exploits in this state.
The author: Henry Cockton (7 December 1807 – 26 June 1853) was an English novelist, remembered primarily for The Life and Adventures of Valentine Vox, the Ventriloquist (1839–40).
The illustrator: Thomas Onwhyn (c.1811 – 21 January 1886) was an English artist, illustrator, engraver, satirist, and cartoonist. He also published an illustrated pirate edition of The Pickwick Papers in 1837 under the pen-name of "Samuel Weller", after Dicken's character in the book. He may have also used other pseudonyms including Peter Paul Palette. He also published tourist guides to various parts of England and Wales.
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