Title page, The Bachelor's Own Book, Being the Progress of Mr. Lambkin, (Gent.) in the Pursuit of Pleasure and Amusement,
and also in Search of Health and Happiness
George Cruikshank, 1792-1878, British
Etching with hand coloring
Title page from a small book with twenty-four illustrations and descriptive captions by Cruikshank.
Catalogue Raisonne: Reid 4983; Douglas 223; Cohn 192
Inscription: Recto, in plate, "Designed Etched & / Published / by / George Cruikshank / August 1st 1844 / Sold by D Bogue
/ 86 Fleet St. London / and all Booksellers"
Scope and Content:
The Vogler Cruikshank collection also holds an uncolored example of this book, as well as an American edition published by
Carey and Hart, Philadelphia, and examples of an edition published by David Bryce & Son, Glasgow, six years after Cruikshank's
death. In addition to the books, the Collection includes a letter from Cruikshank to David Bogue, dated July 17, 1844, announcing
he will soon finish the last plate for Lambkin.