////Tales of Humour, Gallantry, & Romance / George Cruikshank (illustrator). — London: Charles Baldwyn, 1827.

Tales of Humour, Gallantry, & Romance / George Cruikshank (illustrator). — London: Charles Baldwyn, 1827.

Title: TALES | OF | Humour, Gallantry, & Romance, | SELECTED AND TRANSLATED | FROM THE ITALIAN. | Vignette “The Elopement, p. 183” | With sixteen illustrative Drawings by George Cruikshank. | — | LONDON : | PRINTED FOR CHARLES BALDWYN, | NEWGATE STREET. | MDCCCXXVII.

Pagination: [2], [v]-vi [2] – Contents (Cohn’s collation calls for this at the end) 3-253, [1]; title-page a cancel with vignette ‘The Elopment’, sixteen other plates by Cruikshank; as per HathiTrust: vi, 253, [3] p. (last p. blank), [16] leaves of plates: ill.

Binding: 8vo, 20 x 13 cm, later polished calf, gilt, t.e.g. others untrimmed, by Rivière for H. Sotheran.

Note: 1st edition, very rare 3rd issue, with a cancel title-page replacing that of 1824 issue when there were two issues and the work was entitled Italian Tales. Cohn notes the rarity of the 1827 edition, which restores one of the plates ‘The Dead Rider’, suppressed in the second issue, and also includes the plate done to replace it. “The rarest edition of this work is that published in 1827 in green paper boards […]. This issue has no edition stated on the title. It has seventeen woodcuts, inclusive of the “Elopement” vignette upon the title. The suppressed plate “The Dear Rider” is restored, and the plate done to replace it is also included. The woodcut in other editions upon the title page is “The Pomegranate Seed”.

Probably compiled and translated by Thomas Roscoe (cf. National union catalog) from a variety of authors ‘out of materials not generally accessible’, but also ascribed to J. Y. Akerman and to one “Southern”. Two or three tales that furnished plots for Shakespeare.

Catalogue Raisonné: Cohn 444; this issue not found in OCLC or COPAC.

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