London: John Fairburn, 1822. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Item #22019 .
8vo. xxiv,489,(3)pp. Half title and 'Directions to Binder" leaves are present. Full red polished calf by Riviere. Spine in six compartments, intricately gilt; morocco lettering labels, gilt; gilt rules on the boards and gilt inner dentelles. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Faint trace of rubbing at the hinges and darkening along the top else this is a near fine copy.
Illustrated with twenty-one colored plates by Cruikshank, along with twenty-two vignettes of wood engraving. Tipped onto a preliminary blank is a card beaing the bold signature of George Cruikshank dated June 14, 1869.
First state. The binder's leaf bears the 'Marchant' imprint at the bottom. Cohn #109. Jerrold, pp. 351-352.