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Life in London -
London: Shirley, Neely and Jones, 1821 - First edition in original publisher's boards of this colorful classic featuring the high and low culture exploits of Tom and Jerry; it engendered numerous sequels, parodies, and imitations, and remains delightful reading to this day. With laid-in 12mo sheet of George Cruikshank's embossed 263 Hampstead Road N.W. stationery, bearing at its head the artist's autograph annotation, "Life in London" First edition, second Issue. 8vo (Leaf size 10 x 6.5 inches; 254 x 165 cm). 36 hand-colored aquatints by I.R. and George Cruikshank, 3 folded leaves of engraved music, title woodcut vignette and other woodcuts in text. xvi, 376, [8, ads] pp. Original printed and illustrated boards, uncut. Some wear to boards at edges and joints, scattered foxing to text. In custom cloth box. Abbey, Life, 281; Tooley 196; Cohn 262; Ray 111; Evans, p. 44 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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