Lessons of Thrift

Isaac Robert CRUIKSHANK   |   John William CRAWFORD

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Lessons of Thrift
Lessons of Thrift
Lessons of Thrift
Lessons of Thrift
Lessons of Thrift

"A GREAT SECRET OF CONTENTMENT IS TO COMPARE OURSELVES WITH OTHERS YET MORE UNHAPPY"

(CRUIKSHANK, Isaac Robert) CRAWFORD, John William Roy. Lessons of Thrift, Published for General Benefit, by a Member of the Save-All Club. London: Thomas Boys, 1820. Octavo, early 20th-century full red morocco rebacked with elaborately gilt-decorated spine laid down, raised bands, top edge gilt, uncut. $1500.

First edition of this satirical guide to thrift, illustrated with hand-colored vignette title page and 12 beautiful hand-colored plates by acclaimed English artist Isaac Robert Cruikshank, handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by Riviere and Son.

This satirical work examines the habits of the thrifty. Despite Crawford's embrace of parody (e.g. a chapter entitled, "The Economy of a Wooden Leg"), he nevertheless offers a number of truths that resonate even today about happiness, money, materialism, and more. The book is beautifully illustrated with a hand-colored vignette title page and 12 hand-colored plates by Isaac Robert Cruikshank, George Cruikshank's brother/collaborator and an acclaimed cartoonist in his own right.

Plates and text generally fine, attractive contemporary morocco-gilt binding with expert restoration.

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