1849 Rare Book bound by Morrell - 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 full polished tan calf binding by Morrell binder, London (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful illustrated title page, the frontispiece portrait, and the 11 full-page illustrations by Thomas Onwhyn.
The book: Exquisite & attractive illustrated early edition bound by Morrell 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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