Title: The Works of George Cruikshank, Classified and Arranged with References to Reid’s Catalogue and Their Approximate Values
Author: Douglas, R. J. H.
Illustrator: George Cruickshank
Publisher: J. Davy & Sons at the Dryden Press
Year published: 1903
Place of Publication: London
Book Condition: Very Good
Notes: The Works of George Cruikshank Classified and Arranged with References to Reid’s Catalogue and Their Approximate Values, by Captn. R. J. Douglas. London. Printed by J. Davy & Sons at the Dryden Press, 137 Long Acre. 1903. pp. vi, , 301. 4to. First edition. Edition no. 131 of 1000. Ex library (with usual sticker ghosts and stamps). Publisher’s burgundy cloth binding with gilt lettering to fornt board and spine, gilt publisher’s colophon on front board. Frontispiece facsimile of the frontispiece to Alfred Crowquill’s Holiday Grammar (originally by Cruikshank). Binding slightly bumped, spine sunned, library shelfmark on heel of spine in white pen, slight browning and foxing to opening and closing pages. All-in-all a very good copy. A turn-of-the-century catalogue of the famous illustrator’s works, intended to be used by collectors. The works are divided into two parts, focusing firstly on those which appear in books and secondly on those which appear as separate prints. The author declares in the preface that this and other aspects of his new arrangement of the catalgue make it more useful to collectors than G. W. Reid’s earlier example published in 1871.