A Comic Alphabet. George Cruikshank.
A Comic Alphabet
A Comic Alphabet
A Comic Alphabet
A Comic Alphabet

A Comic Alphabet

London: Tilt, 1836. First edition. Hardcover. Twenty-four subjects on a folding sheet enclosed by printed paper boards with the title design and date (1836) on the upper board and a portrait of Tilt with '1836' on the wall behind him, on the lower board. With contemporary handcolored plates. Cohn, p. 47, who notes that this first edition was issued with uncolored plates, but that a few copies were issued with colored plates "but they are of very great rarity". The coloring on these plates is skillful, without bleed-thru to the reverse, and heightened with gum arabic, all characteristics of the original issue. The designs on the covers are uncolored, as called for.


Wear to the lower spine, with light soil to the covers else this is a fine copy. Protected in a 19th century morocco solander case. Near fine. Item #19347

Price: $3,500.00

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