1880 Fine Bayntun Binding set - Cruikshank's Comic Almanack with Many Hundred Illustrations.
Author: CRUIKSHANK, George [Illustrator], THACKERAY, William Makepeace, SMITH, Albert, BECKETT, Gilbert A. & MAYHEW, Horace & Henry.
Title: The Comic Almanack. An ephemeris in jest and earnest, containing merry tales, humorous poetry, quips and oddities. By Thackeray, Albert Smith, Gilbert à Beckett, the Brothers Mayhew. With many hundred illustrations by George Cruikshank and other artists. First series 1835-1843. Second series 1844-1853. (Complete 4 volumes set).
Publisher: London, Chatto and Windus, Publishers, no date (1880).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: Vol. I&II 388 pages, Vol. III&IV 428 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine half morocco leather binding by Bayntun, Bath, (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edges gilt. A very beautiful binding for this book set!
Content: Near fine content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, light toning of pages - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with many hundred wonderfully detailed full-page plates, folding pages and in-text illustrations by George Cruikshank and other artists.
The books: Rare complete set in a very attractive binding by Bayntun, Bath, of -- Cruikshank's Comic Almanack, a well-illustrated collection of comic verses, playlets, and short stories "by Thackeray, Albert Smith, Gilbert à Beckett, [and] the brothers Mayhew.".
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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