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Cruikshank, George
Set of India Proofs to the first three titles of THE FAIRY LIBRARY: Hop o' My Thumb; Jack & The Beanstalk; and Cinderella and the Glass Slipper
David Bogue, [London, 1855. 18 etched plates from THE FAIRY LIBRARY by George Cruishank, on mounted India Paper; plus one other proof ("The Triumph of Cupid A Reverie") from TABLE TALK; in all, 19 etched proof plates. FAIRY LIBRARY Proofs measure 6-1/2 to 7 inches x 4-1/2 to 5 inches; CUPID 9-1/2 x 6-1/4 inches. 19 India Proofs, with a Masterful Cruikshank Self-Portrait. Superb set of proofs for three books from Cruikshank's perennially popular Fairy Library; with the addition -- indeed, the first plate in the album, of a Cruikshank masterpiece from Table Talk, featuring Cruikshank himself as the central, meditative figure smoking his meerschaum, amidst a phantasmagoria of Cupid's victims emerging from the pipesmoke. Rare. Cohn 196, 197, 198 (FAIRY LIBRARY); and 191 (TABLE-TALK) Mounted to larger sheets and bound together in a folio album of three quarter in contemporary red morocco and marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt "FAIRY TALES | G. Ck| PROOFS". One plate loose in binding, but all plates are clean and bright 18 etched plates from THE FAIRY LIBRARY by George Cruishank, on mounted India Paper; plus one other proof ("The Triumph of Cupid A Reverie") from TABLE TALK; in all, 19 etched proof plates. FAIRY LIBRARY Proofs measure 6-1/2 to 7 inches x 4-1/2 to 5 inches; CUPID 9-1/2 x 6-1/4 inches [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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