George Cruikshank. Points of Humor. ...
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DescriptionGeorge Cruikshank. Points of Humor. London: C. Baldwyn, 1823-1824. First edition. Large octavo. Sheets unbound and uncut. Illustrated with 20 etched plates in two states, proofs on India Paper (some cut and mounted) and plates hand-colored on separate sheets, also with 20 small wood-engraved illustrations mounted in text. Part I consisting of three gathered (i.e. folded) sets of sheets: title (1823) – page 16; page 17 – page 32; and [page 32] – page 47. Part II consisting of five gathered (i.e. folded) sets of sheets: title (1824) – [page viii]; page 1 – page 16; page 17 – [page 32]; [page 33] – page 48; [page 49] – page 56. Scattered foxing and minor spotting, plates generally well-preserved, color bright. Housed in a later cloth folder and matching roan-backed cloth drop-back box, spine decorated, ruled, and lettered in gilt; some minor wear and staining. Overall, a very good set that is uncommon complete, and rarer still, unbound.
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