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Combe, William (Author?- in imitation of) & G[eorge] Cruikshank (Illustrator).
The life of Napoleon, a Hudibrastic Poem in Fifteen Cantos, by Doctor Syntax, embellished with Thirty Engravings by G. Cruikshank.
London, Printed for T. Tegg, III, Cheapside, Wm.Allason, 31 New Bond Street & J. Dick, Edinburgh.Plummer and Brewis, Printers, Love Lane, Eastcheap, 1815. FIRST EDITION. Engraved, aquatint hand-coloured title-page, with reverse blank, [1]-260 (with these pages mis-numbered: 107 for 109, 211 for 121 & 186 for 187). With 30 hand-colored aquatint plates by Cruikshank, including vignette title depicting scenes of Napoleon's rise and fall (Original hand-coloured aquatint etchings over 200 years old!). Text watermarked 1813 & 1814. On plate 14 (facing p.94), the word "Siege" is misprinted "Seige" and on plate 26 (facing p.233), the word "Leipsic" is misprinted "Liepsic". Nine leaves and three plates with historic repairs mainly to their margins. Offsetting, browning & foxing proliferate. Text block with old ink stain that failed to penetrate the books inner margins. Some titles to plates bound tightly into the gutter. However hand-coloured aquatints remain bright. 14.5 x 23 cm. Vintage (1924-59) half calf binding, with black leather label, lettered R.S.M. in gilt at foot of spine. Some handling wear & corners very slightly bumped. The Life of Napoleon, originally issued in fifteen weekly parts (from November 10,1814) is a Hudibrastic poem depicting fictional events from the life of Napoleon Bonaparte, portraying the French statesman's military actions in a largely negative light (Napoleon is depicted as an egoist, murderer & tyrant). George Cruikshank (1792-1878) was a British caricaturist & illustrator, who famously executed the book illustrations for his friend Charles Dickens. … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
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