Three (3) 19th Century George Cruikshank illustrated books, including FACETIAE AND MISCELLANIES, 1862. 1st item: FACETIAE AND MISCELLANIES, by William Hone, drawn by George Cruikshank, published by Hunt and Clarke, London, 1827. Octavo, 298 yellow edged pages including index and illustrations, three engraved plates, hardbound in three-quarter rust leather with marbled paper sides and tooled gilt borders, gilt lettering and tooled decorations to spine, five raised hubs, marbled paper endpapers, green ribbon bookmark. Ex Libris label to interior of front cover. 8 5/8" H x 5 3/4" W x 1 7/8" D. 2nd item: SUNDAY IN LONDON, illustrated in Fourteen Cuts, by George Cruikshank, published by Effingham Wilson and Thomas Hurst, London, 1833. Octavo, 105 pages with illustrations, hardbound in three-quarter green leather with green cloth sides, green leather label with gilt lettering and tooled decorations to spine, five raised hubs, marbled paper endpapers. Ex Libris label to interior of front cover. 8" H x 5 1/8" W x 5/8" D. 3rd item: STENELAUS AND AMYLDA; A CHRISTMAS LEGEND, drawn by George Cruikshank, published by W. Teedie, London, 1862. 18mo, 32 pages with illustrations, hardbound in three-quarter red leather with red cloth sides, green leather label with gilt lettering to spine, marbled paper endpapers. Three previous owner bookplates to interior of covers and front endpaper. 6 1/2" H x 4 3/4" W x 1/4" D. Provenance: a Nashville, Tennessee collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Rubbing to leather, corners bumped. Pages with light toning, few foxing spots. 3rd item: Peeling/loss to green label spine.
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