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The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman.
London: Charles Tilt, 1839. First printing. Paperback. Fine. George Cruikshank. 11 plates. 12mo. Green flexible cloth with a Cruikshank illustration on the cover in gilt. Custom embroidered slipcase (newer), with hand-colored borders after Cruikshank and inset panel on upper and lower covers of embroidered material. Fine. Cohn 243. First edition, first issue, as stanza V line 2, reads wine. Pagination in the center of the page (in the body of the book). The last page is No. 40. Eight pages of advertisements. Clarke, Printers, Silver Street, Falcon Square verso of title-page and at the foot of page 40. Fine. Notated music after Cruikshanks preface. Booksellers tag of W.H. Dalton, 28 Cockspur St., Charing Cross. This poem was a personal favorite of Cruikshanks, and he was known to utilize a costume from table-covers, table-napkins, and antimacassars or anything else he could lay his hands on to deliver his rousing rendition of Lord Bateman, the tune of which appears notated just before the first page of text.
      [Bookseller: G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, IL]
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