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(SHAKESPEARE.) CRUIKSHANK, George. Subscription card for the Shakespeare tercentenary workmen's memorial.
A one shilling subscription card, this being number 659, to fund the staging of the workmen's memorial to Shakespeare. The card was designed by George Cruikshank, and engraved by the Dalziel brothers. Hosted by the English actor and theatre manager Samuel Phelps (1804-1878), the memorial was an attempt for a great workingman's celebration of the national... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 113612
(CRUIKSHANK, George.) Fairy Library.
London : [1853-54]A lovely set of first editions, in the original wrappers, with the following issue points:
1. Hop-O'My-Thumb with two out of three points: with the rear wrapper reading "Preparing for Publication", and the rear free endpaper pasted to rear wrapper.
2. The History of Jack & the Bean-Stalk with two of the five points: the "Jack... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 138092
CRUIKSHANK, George. The Humourist.
London : 1892First thus, number 251 of an edition of 260. This presented to Harold Nicolson by Horace Rumbold in 1929, inked inscription to the first blank of volume I. Nicolson had served under Rumbold twice, the second occasion being in Berlin 1928, Nicolson resigned from the diplomatic service in September, 1929, and Rumbold retired in 1933. Nicolson described... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 74440
(NAPOLEON.) IRELAND, William Henry, & George Cruikshank. Life of Napoleon Bonaparte,
London : 1823-8First edition, first issue with all required points where visible. Originally issued in 64 parts, the first 48 being issued by Fairburn, "the publication was then taken over by Cumberland, who issued 16 more parts" (Tooley). Abbey remarks that the "Fairburn venture must have been unsuccessful, for sets carrying his imprints are very unusual, and examples... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 128967
(DICKENS, CHARLES, attributed). [MOGGRIDGE, GEORGE.] Sergeant Bell, and his Raree-Show.
London : 1839First edition. The book was once often accepted to be by Dickens, and indeed the binding here states Dickens as the author. However this is a fallacy - Dickens had originally agreed to write this book at the request of the publisher, but negotiations were cancelled. As Eckel notes "This is the third of the books illustrated by George Cruikshank with... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 138172