Tom Thumb. A Burlesque Opera. Altered by Fielding & Kane O'Hara. The London Stage. Signed by Cruikshank. Bound together with The Tobacconist: A Farce in two Acts, as altered from Ben Jonson, by Francis Gentleman


London: Sherwood Jones & Co.. Very Good. c.1825. First; First. Wraps. Three pieces adhered to late nineteenth century wrapper: 1. Clipped catalogue entry stating "George Cruikshank's own copy with his bold autograph signature…." 2. Bookplate of Albert M. Cohn, author of George Cruikshank: A Catalogue Raisonne (London, 1924), 3. Cohn's type written label: "TOM THUMB. The Original Number of the London Stage. The Woodcut upon the Title Autographed by George Cruikshank." Also nicely embossed stamp affixed to p. 12 verso. The following to the slight spine: "London Stage. Price Three Pence. Published by Sherwood, Jones and Co. Paternoster Row. This publisher's price (which is not found in the bound editions of "London Stage"), the stamp affixed to the verso of page 12, Cruikshank's signature and (probably most importantly) Cohn's definitive label all point to this as the first issue (Cohn's 'original number') before the plays were bound. Cf. Richard J. H. Douglas, "The Works of George Cruikshank" (London, 1903) #79 & Cohn's #615 for the 1830 edition: "Tom Thumb. A Burletta." Original folding paper case separated, creased & worn. ; 8vo ; 12 pages; Signed by Illustrator . First Edition.

Title: Tom Thumb. A Burlesque Opera. Altered by Fielding & Kane O'Hara. The London Stage. Signed by Cruikshank. Bound together with The Tobacconist: A Farce in two Acts, as altered from Ben Jonson, by Francis Gentleman

Author Name: George Cruikshank. Ben Jonson as altered by Francis Gentleman, Henry Fielding as altered by Kane O'Hara. The Albert M. Cohn copy.

Illustrator: George Cruikshank

Categories: Literature,

Edition: First; First

Publisher: London, Sherwood Jones & Co.: c.1825

Binding: Wraps

Book Condition: Very Good

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1216