London, 1873. Paperback. Very Good+. Title-page, 3 pp., text and 6 full-page hand-coloured plates. Oblong folio, bound in cloth-backed wrappers, as issued. In a half morocco folding box. London: Republished for the Artist by Frederick Arnold: 1873. An important association copy, Inscribed by Cruikshank to the publisher, Frederick Arnold. This was originally published by Cruikshank in 1826 as his first self-published book, and went through several reprints over the years. The book is a mordant satire of the "science" of Phrenology, or the idea of being able to determine a persons character from studying the shape of their head. Front hinge worn. Cohn 178, for the 1826 edition. (Inventory #: D14597)
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