Life in Paris; Comprising the Rambles, Sprees, and Amours, of Dick Wildfire, of Corinthian Celebrity, and his Bang-up Companions, Squire Jenkins and Captain o'Shuffleton; with the Whimsical Adventures of the Halibut Family; Including Sketches of a Variety of other Eccentric Characters in the French Metropolis. David Carey.
Life in Paris; Comprising the Rambles, Sprees, and Amours, of Dick Wildfire, of Corinthian Celebrity, and his Bang-up Companions, Squire Jenkins and Captain o'Shuffleton; with the Whimsical Adventures of the Halibut Family; Including Sketches of a Variety of other Eccentric Characters in the French Metropolis

Life in Paris; Comprising the Rambles, Sprees, and Amours, of Dick Wildfire, of Corinthian Celebrity, and his Bang-up Companions, Squire Jenkins and Captain o'Shuffleton; with the Whimsical Adventures of the Halibut Family; Including Sketches of a Variety of other Eccentric Characters in the French Metropolis

London: Printed for John Fairburn, 1822. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. [5], vi-xxiv, [1], 2-489, [3] pp. Full later green morocco with three gilt borders to each board, spine in six compartments with gilt lettering and decorations on the spine; all edges gilt. Marbled endpapers and pastedowns. Bound by Riviere & Son. With twenty-one color plates (one of which is an engraved title-page) and twenty-two engravings on wood by the inestimable George Cruikshank. Half title and directions to the binder are present. Cohn 37-38. Marchmont 84. Tooley 124-125. A beautiful copy of a comedic, wonderfully illustrated novel. A high spot in nineteenth-century literature and color plate books. Near Fine. Item #000011617

A recent, small name label on the front pastedown and a faint contemporary name on the half-title. Plates and leaves are overall clean with just a touch of foxing.

Price: $850.00

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