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CRUIKSHANK, George; Gilbert Abbot À Beckett, Editor.

George Cruikshank's Table-Book.

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London, Bradbury & Evans, 1845

Rare in original parts. A source of great insight into life in Britain in the XIX century, illustrated in stunning detail.

All twelve instalments of this monthly magazine, which covered an enormous range of subjects, from fashion to travel via everything in between. The present copy also includes fascinating contemporary advertisements.

Stephen George Holland (1817 – 1908) was the heir to Holland and Sons, the pre-eminent cabinet maker in Victorian England, and himself founded the cloth merchant Holland and Sherry.



First edition. 12 parts, each with etched plate and illustrations. 8vo. 1-20 pp., 8 pp. advertisements; 21-44 pp., 4 pp. advertisements; 45-68 pp., 2 pp. advertisements; 69-92 pp., 4 pp. advertisements, 8 pp. inset advertisements; 93-116 pp., 4 pp. advertisements, lacks 2 pp. inset advertisement described by Cohn; 117-140 pp., 4 pp. advertisements; 141-164 pp., 4 pp.advertisements; 165-188 pp., 4 pp. advertisements; 189-212 pp., 4 pp. advertisements; 213-236 pp., 2 pp. advertisements; 237-260 pp., 4 pp. advertisements, [4] pp. catalogue of Fisher, Son & Co.'s publications, [2] pp. inset advertisement; [i]-viii, 261-284 pp., 4 pp. advertisements; some minor foxing. Publisher's pictorial wrappers, parts I-III gilt edges, preserved in later cloth box; a little wear to spines, bookplate to inside cover of box. A fine set.


Cohn 191.

Stock ID:95936

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