12 Illustrations to the Pickwick Club, London: Albert Jackson, 1894, 2 copies in variant states
small folio (270 x 190mm.), etched pictorial title-page and 12 plates by Thomas Onwhyn, coloured by hand, loose as issued in folder wih advertisement from publisher, and original green printed wrappers; [together with:]
small folio (270 x 190mm.), etched pictorial title-page and 12 plates by Thomas Onwhyn, proof impressions on India paper mounted on card, loose as issued in folder with advertisement from publisher, and original green printed wrappers; both within cloth collector's chemise and slipcase
Thomas Onwhyn had designed 32 illustrations for Pickwick which were published in 1837 (see lots 28 and 31). In 1847 the cheap edition of Pickwick was published accompanied solely by a frontispiece by Leslie. Onwhyn designed a set of 12 etchings to accompany this edition to be sold separately. However before he could do so, his 1837 illustrations were reissued as lithographs and he abandoned the project. The family sold the etchings to Albert Jackson who reissued them in various formats in 1894. It is possible F.W. Pailthorpe hand-coloured the etchings in the first copy.
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