Octavo. xvi, 432, 12pp. One of only six copies printed on yellow paper, with the woodcuts on preliminary pages hand-colored. A narrative biography interspersed with a broad sampling of the multifarious products of the Catnach Press: ballads; broadsheets; portraits of murderers and monarchs; scandals; humorous, religious, patriotic, and political verse; and matters too numerous to mention. Laid-in is a signed autograph note from the author to G. H. Thompson, one of the two dedicatees. Light foxing to endpapers and adjacent leaves, else fine in cloth with printed label. Bookplate to front paste-down. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Life and Times of James Catnach (Late of...
Publisher: Reeves and Turner
Publication Date: 1878
Illustrator: Bewick, Thomas
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