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Book Description: Colburn First Illustrated Book Edition, original marbled paper covers pictorially gilt. Roy.8vo, c.pp 315, back board has small amount of marbled paper missing, binding lightly bumped or marked here and there, but very good. Endpaper slight spotting, portrait by Maclise + etched title by Johannot + 14 engraved illustrations by Cruikshank + 4 by Johannot and + 87 woodcut illustrations by Delamotte. Excellent copy in the original leather binding, and with text and plates are clean, edges with small amounts of staining . This fully illustrated Book is this 2nd Book Edition which is most sought after [Locke]. Originally issued 1842-43 in Ainsworths Magazine : followed by the 2nd Book Edition issued in 6 book/chapters but illustrated only with three Cruikshank frontispieces, fully illustrated as per the Ainsworth Magazine issue but with the addition of the portrait + etched title: followed by the Parts 1 to 6 Extremely popular novel about Henry VIII and his wives Catherine and Anne Boleyn. This novel represents the most extraordinary collaboration between author & illustrator in the Victorian period : with very detailed & naturalistic illustrations by Johannot : very fine plates by Cruikshank, particularly the famous nocturnal designs and numerous photographically accurate woodcuts by Delamotte of Windsor Castle
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