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Henry Mayhew
The World's Show 1851 or The Adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Sandboys and Family Who Came up to London to Enjoy Themselves and to See the Great Exhibition
London: David Bogue, 1851. This is a beautifully illustrated copy of "The World's Show" by Henry Mayhew. "1851: or, The Adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Sandboys and Family, Who Came up to London to 'Enjoy Themselves,' and to See the Great Exhibition." Published in 1851 (though undated) by David Bogue in London; 1st edition in book form following the serialized edition. The book features wonderful illustrations (many are fold-outs or 2-page spreads) by GEORGE CRUIKSHANK. Handsome, custom-bound copy with three-quarter leather, gilt lettering on the spine with raised bands, and marbled end papers. The book is a fantastic example of Cruikshank's work.Condition:Some very light soiling at the top of the front cover; clean back cover and spine; sharp corners; bright gilt lettering on the spine. Tight binding with no cracks and no loose pages. The pages are in overall very good condition - mostly clean with only a few random, light stains/ink smudges found; no writing found. The 2-page illustration between pages 58 and 59 is torn at the top-right corner (see photo); page 43 has a tear along the outer edge. Overall the book is in very good condition.
Bookseller: CraigsClassics [U.S.A.]
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