Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi. Edited by "Boz.". London: Richard Bentley, 1838
12mo (200 x 125mm.), 2 volumes, FIRST EDITION, engraved frontispiece portrait after J. Raven in volume 1, and 12 etched plates by and after George Cruikshank (including frontispiece in volume 2, without border to final plate ("The Last Song"), 36pp. publisher's advertisements at the end of volume 2, original purple vertically-ribbed cloth decorated in blind on the covers with large arabesque centre-piece (Carter's 'C' Binding), spines decorated and lettered in gilt, yellow-coated endpapers, hinges of volume 2 cracked or starting, some foxing, edge-wear to cloth bindings
Michael Scott, bookplates
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