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The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman - Cruikshank, George, illustrator. Verse - 1839. 
London: Charles Tilt , 1839. First edition. Full Morocco. Near Fine. Unusual copy of humorous poem, with all the eleven plates in two states, colored and uncolored -- only occasionally does one find the frontis plate colored, and only that one -- and a stunning Zaehnsdorf full decorative morocco binding. 12mo. 13 by 10 cm. vii, , 40 pp. Besides plates, in prelims is one page of musical notation. The binding has Orientalist decoration on the spine and the board corners, as befitting a work which is partly situated in Turkey, where Lord Bateman is imprisoned until liberated by the Turk's daughter. Original cloth binding bound within. The Zaehnsdorf binding appears to have been dated 1901, but we are not fully confident in the reading othe final digit. Rubbing along the joints, with a touch of starting, upper front joint. Minor chipping on first few pages, including the first color plate -- not affecting pictorial content -- and a few early leaves dog-eared. Some very faint film of soiling on some leaves.
[Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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