R. Cruikshank's comic alphabet.

Author
Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
London : Darton and Clark (Holborn Hill), [ca. 1840]
Description
12 leaves : ill. ; 19 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Publisher
Rare books genre
Getty AAT genre
Engravings [Browse]
Series
Sixpenny books [More in this series]
Notes
  • "Sixpenny books, published by Darton and Clark, Holborn Hill"--Head of publisher's advertisement on lower cover.
  • Date from Darton.
  • 12 leaves, printed on one side only, first and last pasted down to wrappers.
  • Illustrations: Two engraved, hand-colored, circular scenes within frames on each page, one illustrating each alphabet letter (except for "I" and "J" and "U" and "V," which both share illustrations).
  • The letter B, "bound into boards," is illustrated by a man carrying advertising sandwitch boards, and the letter A, "anatomical researches," is illustrated by a grave-digger.
  • Cotsen copy: Bookplate of Herbert Rivington Pyne on front pastedown.
Binding note
  • Pub. stiff gray wrappers with pictorial design on upper cover, incorporating the 5 vowels, and publisher's advertisement for various children's titles on lower.
  • Cotsen copy: Bound into later maroon half-morocco bds., with gray endpapers.
References
Darton, L. The Dartons, H314
Other format(s)
Also available in an electronic version.
Other title(s)
  • Comic alphabet
  • Cruikshank's comic alphabet
OCLC
244787309
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