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Trials; Moore, A; Cruikshank, George
The Annals of Gallantry; Or, The Conjugal Monitor, Being a Collection.
1814. With Sixteen Hand-Colored Plates, Three by George Cruikshank [Trials]. Moore, A. [Cruikshank, George, Illustrator]. [Jenkins, J., Illustrator]. The Annals of Gallantry; Or, The Conjugal Monitor: Being a Collection of Curious and Important Trials for Divorces, And Actions of Crim. Con. During the Present Reign; Accompanied with Biographical Memoirs and Anecdotes, And Illustrated with Notes. London: Printed for the proprietors, And Sold by M. Jones, 1814-1815. Three volumes. 17 (of 18) hand-colored plates (3 bound as frontispieces), 2 uncolored plates. The 3 color plates by Cruikshank present, 2 by J. Jenkins lacking. Octavo (8" x 5"). Later signed Riviere morocco bindings, two volumes carefully rebacked retaining spines, gilt rules to boards, gilt spines with raised bands, gilt tooling to board edges, top edges gilt, gilt inside dentelles, colored endpapers, deckle fore and bottom edges, some signatures unopened, hinges of Volume I repaired. Some rubbing to extremities, corners of Volumes II and III bumped and somewhat worn, joints and hinges of Volume II starting, owner bookplate (of Marie L. Herrman) to front pastedown of each volume. Light toning to text, slightly heavier in places, a few leaves have faint offsetting from plates. A handsome set. ,500. * Only edition (in this form). The Annals of Gallantry was originally issued in 18 monthly parts from March 1, 1814 to August 1, 1815. This book aimed to amuse and titillate. The accounts in these volumes are valuable nevertheless for their accurate reports and vivid background histories. What is more, this collection … [Click Below for Full Description]
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