Title page (Second Series) and Seven Dials, undivided proofs for Sketches by Boz
George Cruikshank, 1792-1878, British
From an album of undivided proofs before letters of illustrations for the book, "Sketches by Boz, Second Series," published
by John Macrone, London, 1837. The book is a compilation of occasional papers by Charles Dickens, with illustrations by Cruikshank.
Inscribed on album's end paper: "The proofs of the 1st series in this vol. were purchased by me of Mrs Geo. Cruikshank on
the 1st August 1887, the second series later in the same year. No set of proofs was in either of the sales of Geo. Cruikshank
books held by his Excu. at Sotheby's or Christie's & I have never seen but 4 sets. H.W. Burton June 23d 1901."
Catalogue Raisonne: Reid 4938; Douglas 163; Cohn 233
Inscription: Recto, in plate below design, "George Cruikshank"
Provenance: W.H. Bruton; Clarence S. Bement; Charles S. Auchincloss; Richard A. Vogler, Los Angeles