London: J. Robins & Co., 1819. Item #32
The Humourist: A Collection of Entertaining Tales, Anecdotes, Repartees, Witty Sayings, Epigrams, Bon Mots, Jeu d’Espirit &c.
Cruikshank, George 4,400.00 USD
Rare, First Edition Vol.
Cruikhank, george (1818-1820). Rare 1st printing of vol. 1.
London. J. Robins & Co. 1819. Complete set, 4 vols, including rare First Edition of Vol I.
Dated 1819 (Vol. I); 1819 (Vol. II-III); 1820 (Vol. IV). Recent full red straight grain Morocco. Extra gilt, housed in period red slip case and chemise. Extensively illustrated with full colour plates, 10 per Vol., including frontice pieces. An original First issue of Vol.1. The first volume to the set is a rare find, more often being a reissue, printed in 1822.
The major differences in these releases can be found both on the title page and on page 44.
The title page of the original release is undated, while the 1822 release is dated thusly. The heading on page 44 of the 1818 released reads “Dr. Johnson” while later editions read “Epitaph on a Dyer”.
Price (USD): $4,300.00