Cruikshank's Water Colours

Price: 350.00 AUD

London: Adam and Charles Black, 1903. With an introduction by the English arts writer, Joseph Grego (1843 -1908). One volume containing three works, each illustrated with a suite of watercolours by George Cruikshank: 'Oliver Twist' by Charles Dickens, 'The Miser's Daughter' by Harrison Ainsworth, and 'History of the Irish Rebellion in 1798 and Emmett's Insurrection in 1803' by W.H. Maxwell. 'Cruikshank's Water Colours' is a sumptuous celebration of eclectic illustration. The plates are printed with the quality and finesse for which Adam and Charles Black are renowned. Limited deluxe edition of 300 copies, bound in decorated cream cloth with gilt lettering, signed by the publishers. Octavo, original cloth, 67 full-page colour plates, each with printed tissue-guard, top-edge gilt and others uncut; binding mildly rubbed with a few small marks, a handsome near-fine copy. First Edition.


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