1854 Scarce First Edition bound by Riviere - The History of Jack & The Bean-Stalk. CRUIKSHANK'S FAIRY LIBRARY.
Author: George Cruikshank.
Title: The History of Jack and the Bean-Stalk.
Publisher: London: David Bogue, 1854. First edition, Cohn's later "issue," with the list of plates on a separate leaf, the frontispiece and the leaf originally at p.28 reversed, and the advert on the rear wrapper (bound at the rear of the volume) for Cinderella showing it as available.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: 32 pages.
Binding: Attractive, beautiful, and near fine, full forest green crushed morocco leather binding with gilt decorations, finely bound by Riviere & Son (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean - as shown, light foxing mainly on the outer margins of some plates - as shown, original printed wrapper bound in rear - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful 6 hand-colored etched plates by George Cruikshank.
Estimate: (USD 1000 - USD 1350)
The book: Very attractive and scarce first edition of the History of Jack and the Bean-Stalk with the colored version of Cruikshank's illustrations. Wonderful!
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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