1842 First Edition bound by Root & Son - George Cruikshank's Omnibus.
Author: Cruikshank, George.
Title: George Cruikshanks Omnibus Illustrated with One Hundred Engravings on Steel and Wood. Edited by Laman Blanchard, Esq.
Publisher: London: Tilt & Bogue, Fleet Street, 1842. First edition in book form.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9.5 " X 6 ".
Pages: viii-300 pages.
Binding: Attractive, very good, and beautifully bound by Root & Son (London) bindery in full polished calf leather with bright gilt rule and illustrations to spine, six compartments, and five raised bands to spine with bright gilt details (hinges tight, front hinge is worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Comes with a very good slipcase - as shown. A wonderful and rare Root & Son binding!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare and very minimal light foxing - as shown, ex-libris of a previous owner (Carolyn Hale Rodgers) on the first endpaper - as shown). All edges gilt.
Illustrations: Complete with all the beautiful illustrations by George Cruikshank.
The book: Rare First edition of this Omnibus of the work by George Cruikshank finely bound by Root & Son. Cruikshank became increasingly disenchanted with the publisher Bentley while working with William Harrison Ainsworth illustrating his novels. Despite financial woes and the illness of his wife, Cruikshank separated from Bentley and became attached to secondary publishers like Tilt and Bogue.
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.
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