Hand-colored plates and fold-out music

Life in London or the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq. and His Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their Rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis.

London: Sherwood, Neely and Jones., Paternoster-Row, 1821.

Price: $3,000.00

About the item

Cruikshank, I.R. and George. First edition, first issue, with first music sheet unnumbered and no footnote on page 9 and the word "good-bies" in the first line of p.376. With 36 hand colored aquatints by I.R. and George Cruikshank, 3 folded leaves of engraved music, title woodcut vignette and other woodcuts in text. xvi, [1]-376 pp. Marchant, Printer, Ingram Point, Fenchurch Street. 1 vols. 8vo. Hand-colored plates and fold-out music. Full crimson morocco, gilt borders on sides, with marbled endpapers, by Zaehnsdorf, 1912, with gilt extra stamp on back pastedown. Bookplate of Bayard Tuckerman Jr and two description slips pasted to front free endpaper. Abbey, Life in England, 281; Tooley 196; Cohn 262; Ray 111; Evans p. 44.

Item #313831

First edition of this colorful classic, which engendered numerous sequels, parodies, and imitations, and remains delightful reading to this day.