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Princeton University Library Catalog
R. Cruikshank's comic alphabet.
Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856
London : Darton and Clark (Holborn Hill), [ca. 1840]
12 leaves : ill. ; 19 cm.
Caricatures and cartoons
Darton & Clark
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"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.
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.
Darton, L. The Dartons, H314
Also available in an electronic version.
Cruikshank's comic alphabet