LIFE IN LONDON
by Pierce Egan
Illustrated by George Cruikshank
Published by Sherwood, Neely & Jones. 1st. 1821
Good condition. 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. Full leather binding, raised bands to spine and gilt title. Marbled endpapers and text block. 36 hand-coloured plates plus 3 plates of fold-out music. A few b/w illustrations tor text. xvi & 376 pages.
This is the First Edition, First issueSpine re-backed with original spine laid down (some loss at top and tail of original). Corners rubbed & worn exposing boards beneath. Front hinge split but binding holding on for the moment (fragile). Contemporary name in ink to first blank page. Binding is otherwise tight. Foxing throughout and browning from facing pages. All plates present, one detached.
Stock no. 1821320