Title Life in London; or, the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq. And His Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom, Accompanied By Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in Their Rambles and Sprees Through the Metropolis
Binding Full Decorated Morocco. Custom cloth clamshell b
Book Condition Fine
Publisher London Sherwood, Neely and Jones 1821
Illustrator Cruikshank, George and I. R.
Seller ID 006152
8vo. 23.5 by 15 cm. xvi + 376 pp., 36 color aquatint plates by I.R. and George Cruikshank, with fold outs of song. No footnote on page 9 and first song fold-out without numeration, indicating first issue. Gorgeous full straight-grained red morocco by Zaehnesdorf, with gilt ruled decoration, clover-shaped decoration, raised bands, turn-ins. Dark green silk endpapers. Some offsetting within, and a few leaves are more heavily age toned, but generally the interior is clean and fresh, and overall this copy is outstanding in its attractiveness. The clamshell case housing the volume does have edgewear along its edges. The inside of this case has silk moire lining.