London: David Bogue, 1852.
First edition. With folding frontispiece (double plate) and fifteen plates, all hand colored. vi, , 56 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Half red morocco and marbled sides, a.e.g., preserving original pictorial gilt cloth cover. Spine dark, light traces of rubbing, frontispiece with a wrinkle, and some rubbing along outer edge Osborne II, p. 976. Item #346897
Choice English adaptation of the beast-headed people of French master J.J. Grandville, here in the light of the Great Exhibition in the Crystal Palace.
The illustrations are wood-engravings, mainly drawn by H.G. Hine and engraved by various hands,including S. & A. Slader, H. Vizetelly, W.G. Mason, A.J. Mason, and W. Measom.
Bound in at the back is an illustrated broadside announcement of Comical Creatures from Wurtemburg (repaired at verso along one fold). This volume is a sequel.
There is a copy at the Osborne Collection at TPL and OCLC reports copies at the V&A, Manchester, Trinity College Dublin, and Goettingen.
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