London: H. R. Young & T. H. Whiteley, 1819-20.
Cruikshank, George. First Edition thus. 155 portraits, including 14 by George Cruikshank. 4 vols. 8vo. Bound in full contemporary polished blue calf, a.e.g, gilts spine, blindstamped sides, slight rubbing. Bookplate of Thomas Dawson Item #250129
In 1788 James Caulfield, author and printseller, began his work Portraits, Memoirs, and Characters of Remarkable Persons, a series of reproductions of old portrait paintings and copies of rare old or popular prints accompanied by letterpress biographies. This was published in parts between 1790 and 1795. His plates for Remarkable Persons were reprinted with new ones in The New Wonderful Museum (1803–8), devoted to remarkable events, objects, and people.
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