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Cruikshank, George (Illustrator
The Englishman's Mentor. The Picture Of The Palais-Royal; Describing Its Spectacles, Gaming Rooms, Coffee House, Restauranteurs, Tabagies, Reading Rooms, Milliners' Shops Gamesters, Sharpers, Mouchards, Artists, Epicures, Courtesans, Filles, And Other Remarkable Objects In That High Change Of The Fashionable Dissipation And Vice Of Paris. With Characteristic Sketches And Anecdotes Of Its Frequenters and Inhabitants
William Hone, 1819. First edition. Hardcover. [xiii] 200 Pages. 6 1/8" x 4". Fold out hand colored frontispiece with a few nicks measures 18" x 6". The Preface notes this work as the translation of text by a French author who was inspired to write it from the Tableau de Paris by Mercier, and indicates reported scenes of debauchery so intense the translator was obliged to soften the text for the more staid comportment of a British public. COHN 274. Six pages of adverts at rear included in the above pagination. Decorated endpapers, mottling to the covers. Contemporary polished calf rebacked. Teg. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition]
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