The Life of Sir John Falstaff. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. With a biography of the knight from authentic sources.
by Brough, Robert B.; George Cruikshank.
London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1858. First edition thus. Very Good. 26 cm; xx, 196 pages, and 20 plates "drawn and etched by George Cruikshank." Bound in half polished brown morocco over marbled boards, with title and decorations stamped in gilt on spine and gilt rules on boards, by P.B. Sanford. Marble endleaves; top edge gilt. Occasional light scattered foxing, primarily in margins. Bindingly lightly scuffed at edges. Armorial bookplate (ca. 1914) of Isaac Rand Thomas engraved by Sydney Lawton Smith after the bookplate Paul Revere designed for Thomas's 18th-century ancestor.
(Inventory #: 5710)
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