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The Man in the Moon &c. &c. &c. A Speech from the Throne, to the Senate of Lunataria In the Moon, Cruikshank, George, illustrator
81 Cruikshank, George, illustrator The Man in the Moon &c. &c. &c. A Speech from the Throne, to the Senate of Lunataria In the Moon
London William Hone 1820 Third Edition Pamphlet Very Good 
8vo. 16 pp, including the cover. Featuring 15 woodcuts by Cruikshank. Political satire tract written in light verse, mocking George IV, then still Regent, and other political figures of the day. Cohn 527. Lightly soiled. Still bound by stitching. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Cruikshank's Comic Almanack First and Second Series (Two Volumes) An Ephemerie in Jest and Earnest, Containing Merry Tales, Humorous Poetry, Quips, and Oddities.  By Thackeray, Albert Smith, Gilbert a Beckett, the Brothers Mayhew.  With many hundred Illustrations by George Cruikshank and other artists., Cruikshank, George, illustrator.
82 Cruikshank, George, illustrator. Cruikshank's Comic Almanack First and Second Series (Two Volumes) An Ephemerie in Jest and Earnest, Containing Merry Tales, Humorous Poetry, Quips, and Oddities. By Thackeray, Albert Smith, Gilbert a Beckett, the Brothers Mayhew. With many hundred Illustrations by George Cruikshank and other artists.
London James Camden Hotten 1835-1853 First edition, as stated Full Straight Grained Morocco Very Good 
8vo. 19 by 13 cm. 388, 428 pp. Original cloth boards and spine bound in. Mild sunning to spine and along joints. Rubbing along joints as well. Clean within. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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83 Cruikshank, George, illustrator. The Green Bag: "A Dainty Dish to Set Before a King;" A Ballad of the Nineteenth Century, By the Author of "The Political A, Apple Pie." With Thirteen Cuts.
London J. Robins and Co. 1820 Seventh Edition NA Very Good 
8vo. 21 by 13 cm. 23, [1] pp. Light satiric verse mocking King George IV and his cabinet shortly after his coronation, with his divorce case against Caroline still looming. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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84 Cruikshank, George, illustrator. Verse is uncredited. The Queen that Jack Found With Thirteen Cuts
London John Fairburn 1820 Tenth Edition NA Good 
8vo. 22 by 14 cm. Unpaginated, 36 pp., including title. Satiric verse and caricature illustrations arising from George IV's divorce case against his Queen Caroline, and sympathetic to the queen's cause and her plight. Moderate wear. No cover, as issued. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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85 Cruikshank, Isaac, Robert, and George. Song lyrics by various authors. The Cruikshankian Momus. The Three Cruikshanks. Isaac, Robert, & the Great George Pictorial Broadsides and Humorous Song-Headings. Fifty-two Comic Designs to Popular Ballads by the Three Cruikshanks. Coloured by Hand (After the Originals)
London John C. Nimmo 1892 First Cloth Very Good 
No. 157 of 520 copies. 4to. 29 by 19 cm. vii, [1], 136 pp. 52 hand-colored plates. Spine extremities chipped. Other moderate wear to original cloth. Interior age toned but clean. A tight copy. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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86 Darjou, A. [Alfred Henri] Watercolor and Pen-and-Ink Caricature of a Stern Man with an Outlandishly Long Mane of Hair Who is Holding a Mask that Says "Masque le Moliere" and Has "Corsaire" Written on His Belt, Stockings and Breeches
NA. Framed FIne 
N.d., mid-19th century. Alfred Henri Darjou (1832-1874) was a French painter and illustrator, best known for his contributions to "Illustration" and "Monde Illustre". 
Price: 450.00 USD
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Spectacular Whimsical Album of Cuban Cigarette Cards and Die-Cuts, 1869 to 1871, de Dios Yvañez y Valera, Juan (?)
87 de Dios Yvañez y Valera, Juan (?) Spectacular Whimsical Album of Cuban Cigarette Cards and Die-Cuts, 1869 to 1871
Habana (Havana, Cuba) Full Morocco Very Good 
Oblong, 23 by 34 cm. 142 leaves, with cards and surrounding decoration only on rectos. Containing a total of 547 chromolithographic cards, plus countless pieces of chromo die-cuts and cut-outs which provide most of the elaborate decoration, and which crucially make this album an extraordinary, unique work of "folk art". The paramount value of this album is its artistic pizazz as a piece. This is not to minimize the value of the collection of cigarette cards printed in Cuba. We believe a collection of cards this extensive is in all probability a rarity, but we can not so represent with 100 percent confidence. But we trust our eyes and experience to assert with such confidence the overarching aesthetic quality of the whole. The cards are organized by series, and these include a zoological ABC, scenes with Sancho Panza in "Don Quixote", Antoño y Ogoño, the Universal Exposition in Paris, 1867, an ornithological alphabet, children's games, animal hunting, months of the year (comical scenes relating to the months), an Englishman in America (depicting his bewilderment and ineptitude), vice and virtue (children acting as adults, with most scenes shown with characters in eighteenth century garb), African large mammals, a Cuban gallery, Spanish costume and types, flowers, tobacco (modes of smoking), Ottoman military uniforms, worldly things (humorist depictions of sophisticates), Gil Blas, dress of noblemen, medals, famous buildings, bicycles, juicy scenes (comical scenes of mayhem), Spanish regions, escutcheons of Spanish cities, famous women, absurdist situations (no title to this grouping of humorist caricature), anthropomorphic animals, equine circus and mythological figures. Following, a section entitles "Caprichos", are fifteen pages of chromolithographs, several pages of obects (vases, boxes) which have actual paint applied to them, and there are three pages of photographs worked into the die-cut collage designs (and one page with the photos apparently whited out). It is a tribute to the compiler/artist that while the cards themselves are clearly chromolithographs, all the intricate decoration is not, and one can easily mistake it for actual painting. Undeniably, the meticulous cutting and inspired placement of these decorative elements represent an artistry unto itself. The highlight of the album are the sections' title pages -- these do not have tobacco cards on them -- in which the artist often plays with the subject matter of the cards to come. Thus, for the first section, "Alfabeto Zoologico", the letters are made of cut-outs of frolicsome monkeys, as is the surrounding framing. We marvel how the artist was even able to find the pieces to assemble this. As to the creator, we are not sure. Juan de Dios Yvañez y Valera may just be the dedicatee. Condition: light to moderate soiling. Last page with a neat square hole where a card had once been. Binding scuffed, stained, etc. but still highly attractive and sound. 
Price: 14500.00 USD
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Album-Revue des Opinions.  Annee 1914, Devries, Maurice, ed.
88 Devries, Maurice, ed. Album-Revue des Opinions. Annee 1914
Paris 1913 Full Leather Very Good 
17 by 13 cm. One caricature per page, for a total of 366 caricatures (one per day, plus an introductory illustration), each in color, almost all accompanied by a few lines of light verse. The caricatures are of the famous of the day, from all walks of life -- theater, politics, the military, literature and graphic arts, high society, commerce, etc. -- and a few of an earlier time (Alfred de Musset, Cyrano du Bergerac, Jesus), not all of whom were French. The non-Gallic caricatures include people such as Andrew Carnegie, John Jacob Astor, Rockefeller and Paderewski. A few of the drawings are of fictional characters -- debatably this might include Cyrano or Biblical characters such as Methusaleh, and then some non-human characters such as Chanticler. Altogether it is a smorgasbord feast of colorful absurdist portraiture that can probably only be fully absorbed over many days. Contributors include, among the artists, Rip, Sem, Hemard, Mich, Poulbot, etc. -- a who's who of French comic illustrators of the day, in other words, some of whom are themselves depicted in the illustrations -- with the verses and captions by Jean Bastia, Numa Bles, Dominique Bonnaud, etc. Spine on top, and opens verticallly, or in typical calendar style, with the first half of the year represented on one side of the leaves, and then the book is flipped to reveal the second half on the verso of the leaves. Light wear to the binding. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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89 Dighton, Richard [Print] A London Nuisance Ple. 6th. An Unlucky Hit
Thos. McLean 
Hand-colored humorous print, man carrying chest, not seeing where he is going, hitting an elderly woman on her forehead with the piece of furniture. N.d, circa 1820. The print itself measures 26 by 21 cm, and matted, it is 41 by 30 cm. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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90 Dighton, Richard [Print] A London Nuisance, Ple. 1st. Passing a Mud Cart
Thos. McLean 
Hand-colored humorous print. N.d, circa 1820. The print itself measures 26 by 21.5 cm, and matted, it is 41 by 36 cm. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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91 Dighton, Richard [Print] Presenting a Dropt Garter. Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense
Thos. McLean 
Hand-colored humorous print of a fancy ball. N.d, circa 1820. The print itself measures 20 by 27 cm, oblong, and matted, it is 30 by 41 cm. Minor damage, or small hole, by caption, not affecting picture and not very conspicuous. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Commerce et Qualité, Effel, Jean, cartoonist
92 Effel, Jean, cartoonist Commerce et Qualité
Lyon Consortium General de Publicite de Lyon. Printer: Les Presses des Audin Automne, 1949 First Wraps Very Good 
Unusual comical promotion for 15 varied luxury businesses based in Lyon, including a watchmaker, a jeweler, a furrier, a florist, a shirtmaker, a couturier, an optician, a ceramist/glassmaker, a high-end shoe store, a handbag and glove business, a music store. For each, the business name, address and type are written on the cover of a folded sheet, accompanied by a cartoonish corner vignette, and then inside the folded sheet one comes upon a full-page cartoon with a jokey caption. 4to. 27.5 by 21.5 cm. 17 leaves, 15 of which are folded. (34 pages of mostly visual content, including the inside rear cover. Folded leaves have content on front and inside recto.) The artwork and humor is very broad, a bit vulgar, and might bring to mind the naughty cartoons of a Shel Silverstein or the strip cartoons of "B.C." Illustrations have orange/fleshy tinting. On the cover is a short manuscript inscription by the cartoonist, Effel, to a recipient, signed with his very singular artistic signature -- it is a loopy round swirl. Scarce, with only two copies found on OCLC -- at BNF, and Lyon. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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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, Egan Pierce
93 Egan Pierce 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
London Sherwood, Neely and Jones 1821 First Full Calf Near Fine Cruikshank, George and I. R. 
8vo. 24 by 15.5 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. Full calf by Lloyd, Wallie & Lloyd is bright and healthy, with some rubbing long joints. Offsetting onto tissue guards. Generally pages and plates generally clean. 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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Real Life in London;  or, The Rambles and Adventures of Bob Tallyho, Esq. and His Cousin, The Hon. Tom. Dashall, Through the Metropolis; Exhibiting a Living Picture of Fashionable Characters, Manners, and Amusements in High and Low Life.  By an Amateur.  Embellished and Illustrated With a Series of Coloured Prints, Designed and Engraved by Messrs. Alken, Dighton, Brooke, Rowlandson, &c.  (Two Volumes), Egan, Pierce.  Henry Alken, artist
94 Egan, Pierce. Henry Alken, artist Real Life in London; or, The Rambles and Adventures of Bob Tallyho, Esq. and His Cousin, The Hon. Tom. Dashall, Through the Metropolis; Exhibiting a Living Picture of Fashionable Characters, Manners, and Amusements in High and Low Life. By an Amateur. Embellished and Illustrated With a Series of Coloured Prints, Designed and Engraved by Messrs. Alken, Dighton, Brooke, Rowlandson, &c. (Two Volumes)
London Jones & Co. 1821-1822 First Full Morocco Fine 
2 volumes with stunning Zaehnesdorf full red morocco bindings. 8vo. 23.5 by 15 cm. x, 656, ix, 668 pp. With 18 and 12 hand-colored plates, respectively, plus two hand-colored engraved title pages, for a total of 32 hand-colored plates. Abbey 280. A beautiful copy overall -- clean and fresh within, and a gorgeous binding, with a few very minor rub spots, and one tiny abrasion on the rear cover of the second volume. 
Price: 1850.00 USD
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Diorama Anglais ou Promenades Pittoresques à Londres, renfermant les notes les plus exactes sur les caractères, les moeurs et usages de la nation anglaise, prises dans les différentes classes et la société, Egan, Pierce.  Jean-Baptiste Balthazar Sauvan. Illustrations by George and Robert Cruikshank
95 Egan, Pierce. Jean-Baptiste Balthazar Sauvan. Illustrations by George and Robert Cruikshank Diorama Anglais ou Promenades Pittoresques à Londres, renfermant les notes les plus exactes sur les caractères, les moeurs et usages de la nation anglaise, prises dans les différentes classes et la société
Paris Chez Jules Didot l'Ainé and Badouin Freres 1823 First edition Full Calf Very Good 
A French adaptation of Egan's "Life in London" -- not a straightforward translation. 8vo. 21 by 14.5 cm. 235 pp. 24 hand-colored plates taken from the English work. Gorgeous full mottled calf binding. Foxing, heavy-ish at times, on the text leaves. 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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Fashionable Bores or Coolers in High Life, Egerton, Daniel Thomas [Peter Quiz]
96 Egerton, Daniel Thomas [Peter Quiz] Fashionable Bores or Coolers in High Life
London W. Sams 1824 First Modern Cloth Portfolio Folder Good 
Oblong, 26.5 by 37.5 cm. Title with hand-colored aquatint followed by 12 hand-colored aquatint plates. Abbey Life 287. Tooley 203. Acerbic observations of common types in Regency Society. Condition: modern portfolio housing the suite of plates is plain and utilitarian. Notwithstanding the title label on its spine, it does rise above the functional. Title plate is heavily soiled. Plates afterward are sometimes rough around their edges, with heavy soiling -- finger smudging, grime, etc. -- and some short close tearing now repaired. Holes from the original thread binding the plates, long gone, are apparent and add to the marginal roughness. 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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[Broadside] "Auca" de la Vida y Adventuras de un libro Viejo [Story and Adventures of an Old Book], Eroles, Emilio.  Illustrator:  Antonio Roca
97 Eroles, Emilio. Illustrator: Antonio Roca [Broadside] "Auca" de la Vida y Adventuras de un libro Viejo [Story and Adventures of an Old Book]
Barcelona Gremio de Libreros de Barcelona 1956 First edition NA Fine 
A most unusual promotion for an antiquarian book fair! 43.5 by 31.5 cm. 30 cells with cartoon drawings recounting the life of an 100 year old book -- the actual physical object -- from its first sale to its appearance at an antiquarian book fair! The story is in the tradition of "Black Beauty", "The Memoirs of an Umbrella", or "The Yellow Rolls Royce", all concerning the ups and downs incident to different owners, and in the case of the latter two, there is the commonality of the personification of an inanimate thing. Here, the book starts in Barcelona and in its circuitous path that takes it all the way to Paris and the Eiffel Tower and a Seine "bouquinist", comes to rest finally again in Barcelona in a stall at the Feria Annual del Libro de Occasion, Antiguo y Moderno, still an annual event held by the local booksellers' guild, and thus one of the oldest running antiquarian book fairs today. We note that this is a story arc that resembles that of "Black Beauty". The format of the broadside is called "auca", which is an uniquely Catalan graphic format. The captions, by Eroles, are all three line rhymed couplets in Spanish. In 1972, Eroles wrote and published in Catalan a book on bookselling in Barcelona called "Memoires d'un llibre vell". The broadside can not be found in OCLC. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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The Comic Military Alphabet.  Army Navy National Guard, Falls, De Witt C..
98 Falls, De Witt C.. The Comic Military Alphabet. Army Navy National Guard
New York Frederick A. Stokes Company 1894 First Edition Decorated Cloth Very Good 
8vo. 20 by 14 cm. Unpaginated, with 26 comical chromolithographs, and before each of these plate leaves is a leaf with a comical caption written on the recto. Hard to come by in this, its original format and edition. Soiling to the cloth. The stiff card leaves are clean, the binding, tight. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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Caricature Self-Portrait "Little Breeches", Ford, Henry Justice (1860-1941)
99 Ford, Henry Justice (1860-1941) Caricature Self-Portrait "Little Breeches"
Near Fine 
N.d., circa 1900. The pen and ink, lightly tinted, drawing is 20 by 15 cm. It is an amusing self-portrait, all big blocky head, boots, and suspenders suspended over the artist's pate. Not really characteristic of this versatile artist's work, yet a splendid work of great economy and humor, somewhat in the vein of Edward Lear. Ford is best remembered today for illustrating the dozen Andrew Lang colored fairy book series, and next for illustrating works by Scott, Kipling and many others. He also did free-standing painting, and some of his work belongs now to museum collections. Matted. 
Price: 700.00 USD
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Lazy Lyrics, Gardom, Edmund Westby (1832?-1889?)
100 Gardom, Edmund Westby (1832?-1889?) Lazy Lyrics
1871-1882 Pebbled Cloth Very Good 
Fabulous collection of original songs, musical parodies (of opera) and playlets illustrated throughout with vignettes of great whimsy, some in color. 8vo 24 by 19 cm. 143 leaves, or close to 200 pp. The 120 or so illustrations abound in effete courtiers, crones, damsels, funny hats, outlandish gowns, the characters of opera, all rendered with precision and fine detail. The artist was a true miniaturist inasmuch as the very smallness of the scale is bound to bring delight and appreciation -- one is unlikely to wish the drawings were any larger. The light verse he concocted is a perfect complement to the illustrations, and one can wonder whether these parodies were performed in the parlour! Among the works are "Lucrezia Borgia", inspired by Donizetti; "The Lay of the Claimant", a spoof on the Victorian cause celebre Roger Tickborne, who claimed to be an heir to an baronetcy, and was subsequently imprisoned for perjury; "The Shah of Persia", an Orientalist romp; "The Frolic of Love", which makes fun of various national stereotypes in the matter of romance; "The Rink and Rinkers", which must be one of the earliest send-ups of the new fad of roller skating (the patent for roller skates with four wheels dates to 1863 and this lyric is dated 1876); "The Zoo", with original anthropomorphic renderings; "Lord Mayor's Day", with caricatures of Disraeli and Gladstone; and several other winsome pieces. Throughout the author suggests melodies from opera and operetta to sing his verses to. Perhaps the most extraordinary aspect of the manuscript is the perfect union of verse and illustration, which each complementing and enriching the other -- this is something seldom encountered in amateur efforts. Dampstain on rear board. 
Price: 6750.00 USD
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