Tales of the Cordelier Metamorphosed. As narrated in a manuscript from the Borromeo collection; and in the Cordelier Cheval of M. Piron. With translations.
[ Cruikshank, I.R, illustrator. Hibbert, George, editor and translator. ]

London: Printed at the Shakespeare Press, by W. Bulmer and W. Nicol, 1821. First edition. Privately printed in an edition of sixty-four copies for noted book collector George Hibbert (1757–1837), who purchased the manuscript in 1817 at the sale of the library of Count Borromeo of Padua. The text is a humorous tale, attribut With eleven etchings by I.R. Cruikshank (1789–1856), elder brother of George Cruikshank, mounted on India paper. Boards rubbed, some spotting to calf, intermittent light foxing and offsetting. A good copy. With the armorial bookplate of Lady Davy (1780-1850), society figure, traveler, and wife of Sir Humphrey Davy. Contemporary half brown calf over marbled boards, gilt spine with black morocco label Quarto. [4], 54, [1] pp (Item ID: 14612)


Di Ricci, p. 100. Dobell, Privately Printed Books, p. 176 (“necessarily very rare and…a prize for a collector of Cruikshankiana.”).

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