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Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi. Edited by "Boz"
London: Richard Bentley, 1838. First edition, first issue with the plate "Last Song" without a border. 2 vols., 8vo. Portrait frontispiece of Grimaldi by W. Greatbatch after a painting by S. Raven and 12 plates by George Cruikshank. Original pink ribbon embossed cloth, spines lightly darkened, some foxing, contemporary ownership inscription on endpapers. Laid in a full crimson morocco dropbox by Stikeman. Eckles, p. 152-3 . With a one page autograph letter, signed ("J. Grimaldi"), tipped-in to vol. I, written May 18, 1837, shortly before his death on the 31st. Grimaldi declines to have his portrait painted, "I have for the present changed my mind relative to having my portrait painted -"
      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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