489 pages, 23 x 145 cm. COHN 109. "Twenty-one coloured plates and twenty-two engravings on wood, all by G. Cruikshank" Originally issued in parts, original board copies were issued in large and small paper editions, this copy, the "Demy edition," with price noted on spine, one pound, one shilling. TOOLEY 129. "Directions to the binder is frequently missing." Hand-colored plates sharp and bright, some offsetting of colored plates to adjoining text, scattered light foxing mostly marginal, small dampstain head of half title, Full drab boards with original front and back covers, plus spine laid-down. Very good in green cloth chemise housed in fine half green morocco and green cloth slipcase. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Life in Paris; Comprising The Rambles, ...
Publisher: John Fairburn
Publication Date: 1822
Edition: First edition.
Book Description John Fairburn, London, 1822. Edition : First Edition, first issue., Contemporary ½ calf with marble boards, spine in five compartments of raised gilt-lined bands, gilt text on two, endpapers marbled. , Tooley notes that the ?To the Binder? leaf is frequently lacking, including their Suzannet copy. However, pp. 143-4 is present in its cancelled form, but pp. 335-6 is in its uncancelled form, as described in both Cohn and Abbey. The latter notes that this is ?one of the best imitations of Pierce Egan?s Life in London, 1821, which had plates by Robert and George Cruikshank? The frontispiece or engraved title here is similar in conception to that of Life in London? The first issue in boards has at the end the ?To the Binder? leaf with Marchant?s imprint.?, Size : 8vo., Complete with twenty-one handsomely hand-coloured caricature aquatints by the famous George Cruikshank, as well as a profusion of in-text woodcuts by the same., References : Cohn 109; Tooley 129; Abbey Travel 112, P. (6), engraved title, blank, title, blank, preface v-viii, illustrations ix-xvi, contents xvii-xxiv, 1-489, blank, (6). Final leaf with directions ?To the Binder? as called for in Cohn has been removed, however it has left an offset on the adjacent page, which indicates it was present at some stage, thus making this a first issue, regardless; aside from minor offsetting to the pages facing plates, and a small tear in pp. 337-338 (not affecting text), this book is in very good condition: plates and text are clean and bright. Bookseller Inventory # B3430