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1851: OR, THE ADVENTURES OF MR. AND MRS. SANDBOYS AND FAMILY

MAYHEW, Henry, and George Cruikshank

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(EXPOSITION--LONDON--1851) MAYHEW, Henry, and George Cruikshank. 1851: OR, ADVENTURES OF MR. AND MRS. SANDBOYS AND FAMILY, WHO CAME UP TO LONDON TO "ENJ THEMSELVES," AND TO SEE THE GREAT EXHIBITION. London: David Bogue, 1851. 8vo. Contemporary quarter-morocco, marbled boards Engraved title leaf, (iv), 242 pages, 10 plates, 9 of which are folding. Firs edition, early issue. Illustrated by George Cruikshank, this satire on a Cumbrian family's visit to The Great Exhibition is noted by Ffrench, in her book, The Great Exhibition. Along with poking fun at the provincial mores, it has a serious message that Exposition was the first of its kind to elevate mining and agricultural pursu to the realm of science and aesthetic art. Front hinge starting but firm, a plates silked on the verso, else very good. Bookseller Inventory # 35834

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Title: 1851: OR, THE ADVENTURES OF MR. AND MRS. ...

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Illustrator: Cruikshank, George

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