Title: Frank Fairlegh; or, Scenes from the Life of ...
Publisher: A. Hall, Virtue & Co, London
Publication Date: 1850
Book Condition: Full tan calf. Teg. Fine
Edition: First edition.
496 pp. 8vo, with thirty illustrations on steel by Cruikshank. Gordon Ray [THE ILLUSTRATOR AND THE BOOK IN ENGLAND FROM1790-1914, pp.69], quotes Thackeray on Cruikshank, "There must be no smiling with Cruikshank. . .A man who does not laugh outright is a dullard. "Originally issued in parts, January 1849-March 1850. This book edition is a true first with title page and Introduction sign-off both dated 1850. COHN 754. Lovely copy in tan calf bound by Riviere & Son. Raised bands, spine panels richly gilt in floral designs, spine labels in olive lettered in gilt, triple gilt border fillets inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, slight rubbing backstrip extremities. Bookseller Inventory # 12273
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