1847 1stED - The Good Genius that Turned Everything into Gold; A Fairy Tale illustrated by Cruikshank.
Author : (Cruikshank, George). Mayhew, The Brothers.
Title: 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.
Publisher: London, David Bogue, 86 Fleet Street, 1847. First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 6.5 " X 4.5 ".
Pages: 194 pages.
Binding: Very good and attractive original decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (tight, some light foxing and staining throughout - as shown, school prize bookplate on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Beautifully illustrated with 8 illustrations by George Cruikshank, comprising 4 etched plates and 4 in-text illustrations. A wonderful and uncommon book!
Estimate : (USD 200- USD 250)
The book: Rare, attractive, and scarce title admirably illustrated by Cruikshank.
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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