1856 Beautiful Worsfold Binding - Lady ARABELLA Or The ADVENTURES OF A DOLL Illustrated by Cruikshank. First Edition.
Author: Julia Pardoe. Cruikshank, Robert (Illustrator).
Title: Lady Arabella: or The Adventures of a Doll.
Publisher : London: Kerby & Son, 1856. First edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 7 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: 88 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good leather binding, finely bound by Worsfold, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt in floral motifs, spine labels lettered in gilt, triple gilt border fillets. (hinges tight and secure, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown). A very nice deluxe binding by Worsfold binders! Under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing and staining - as shown, armorial bookplate of Sir David Salomons) on the first endpaper.
Illustrations: Complete with the four black and white beautiful etchings by Cruikshank with original red cloth cover decorated and lettered in gilt laid-in at the rear.
The book: Rare and attractive George Cruikshank–illustrated tale of a little girl's encounter with a discarded doll who recounts her downwards progression from the haughty, well-dressed queen of an upscale toy shop to a "miserable, one-eyed, ugly-looking wreck."
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.
The author: Julia Pardoe (4 December 1804 – 26 November 1862), was an English poet, novelist, historian and traveler. Her most popular work, The City of the Sultan and Domestic Manners of the Turks (1837), presented the Turkish upper class with sympathy and humanity.
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