WITH 30 PLATES BY CRUIKSHANK, JOHANNOT, GRANDVILLE, LANDSEER AND CONSTABLE: MODERN WOOD ENGRAVING, 1837
(CRUIKSHANK, George, et al.). Modern Wood Engraving. IN: The London and Westminster Review. No. II—Vol. XXXI. [London: London and Westminster Review, 1837]. Octavo, early 20th-century three-quarter navy morocco gilt, raised bands, top edge gilt. $450.
Interesting 1837 article on the state of English and continental wood-engraving in the London and Westminster Review as it originally appeared, illustrated with 30 wood-engraved plates after illustrations by George Cruikshank, Tony Johannot, John Constable, J.J. Grandville, Thomas Landseer, and Thomas Bewick's favorite pupil William Harvey. Handsomely bound by C. Walters.
This is the complete issue of The London and Westminster Review, Number 2 of Volume 31, which includes articles on Queen Elizabeth and her times, observations on an autograph of Shakespeare, recent Arctic discoveries, the Indian penal code, antiquities in the Tower of London, and the publication of the works of Jeremy Bentham, among others. Bookplate; owner blindstamp on front flyleaf.
Some foxing to plates, text generally clean, morocco-gilt binding handsome and fine.