1849 Rare First Edition in Slipcase - The Magic of Kindness illustrated by Cruikshank.
Author: MAYHEW, The Brothers. (George Cruikshank, illustrator).
Title: THE MAGIC OF KINDNESS; or the Wondrous Story of the Good Huan. Illustrated by George Cruikshank and Kenny Meadows.
Publisher: London: Darton and Co., no date (circa 1849). First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7" X 5".
Pages: viii-296 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Very good original full-cloth binding with a gilt design to front board and spine, nicely rebound, preserving the original boards and spine (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover and in a near fine custom illustrated slipcase (as shown).
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, some foxing and toning to some pages - as shown, nice Ex-libris bookplate of G. & N. Ingleton ( Geoffrey and Nan Ingleton) with a woodcut of their home 'The Grange' at Parramatta, NSW Australia on the first endpaper with an annotation from them on last endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all the beautiful illustrations by George Cruikshank and Kenny Meadows.
The book: Very attractive and rare first edition of The Magic of Kindness containing tales illustrating the power of kindness, love, and benevolence. In a beautiful custom slipcase!
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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