Author: Bates, William
Title: George Cruikshank: The Artist, the Humourist, and the Man. With Some Account of His Brother Robert. A Critico-Bibliographical Essay
Place Published: London
Publisher:Houlston and Sons
Date Published: 1879
Extra illustrated with 61 plates, several colored, several captioned in pencil, three marked as India paper proofs and two marked as "first state." In addition to the 61 plates is the 24-page pamphlet, "The Political House that Jack Built. With Thirteen Cuts," consisting of leaves from the 12th edition of 1819, each separately mounted. (4to) full later gilt decorated red morocco by Henery Young of Liverpool, re-backed with gilt paneled spine strip laid down. Top edge gilt. Second Edition, extra-illustrated.
George Cruikshank 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. This copy with the armorial bookplate of Richard Holmden. There is one leaf inserted at front containing a blank plate. Handsome copy of the scarce, extra-illustrated edition.