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


To the slight spine: "London Stage. Price Three Pence. Published by Sherwood, Jones and Co. Paternoster Row." This publisher's price is not found in the bound editions of London Stage. 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." Blue rampant Lion stamp affixed to p. 12. Late nineteenth century folding paper case separated, creased & worn but has affixed to it: 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." all of which is housed in a mid twentieth century chemise.; 8vo ; 12 pages; 14.5 x 22.5 cm; Signed by Illustrator; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. First Edition.

Title: The London Stage: Tom Thumb. A Burlesque Opera. Altered by Fielding & Kane O'Hara. 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: Belles-lettres,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Sherwood Jones & Co.: 1825

Inscription: Signed

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