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Volume 1

An Essay on the Genius of George Cruikshank, Vol. I 1808-1823

Physical Description: [200] leaves

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[Portrait of George Cruikshank etched by D'Aigaille as frontispiece] -- [Original pencil sketch with a.l.s. on verso by Sherwood Owman] -- The London and Westminster Review. Oct. 1839-March 1840, Vol. XXXIII.-1840. London: Henry Hooper, 1840 (60, [2] p.) [presentation inscription from W.M. Thackeray [?] to S. Lucas dated 1859 on one leaf after t.p.] -- [Four broadsides] -- [21 prints, col., from various publications] -- The political house that Jack built. London, 1819 [12 woodcuts] -- [Portrait of Robert Cruikshank; col. etching], [1819] -- Abraham Thornton [portrait] [1819] -- The green bag: "A dainty dish to set before a king." London: J. Robins and Co., 1820 [t.p. only, with woodcut] -- The man in the moon. London, 1820 [14 woodcuts] -- The queen's matrimonial ladder. London, 1820 [18 woodcuts including t.p.] -- "Non Mi Ricordo!" London, 1820 [3 woodcuts including t.p.] -- Doll tear sheet. London: John Fairburn, [1820] [5 woodcuts] -- The queen that Jack found. London: John Fairburn, 1820 [13 woodcuts including t.p.] -- The political queen that Jack loves. London: Roach & Co., [1820] [13 woodcuts including t.p.] -- The political "A, Apple Pie," London, 1820 [23 woodcuts including t.p.] -- "Radical parliament," 1820 ["Cato street conspirators, 1820" in ms.] [one etching] -- The political showman—at home! London, 1821 [23 woodcuts including t.p.] -- "Life in London," 1821 [in ms.] [9 col. etchings] -- Mr. Walbourn as Dusty Bob, 1822 [one etching] -- Death of the Marquis of Londonderry [1822] -- "Broadside. Sailor's description of a chase and capture" [in ms.] [1822] -- [Engraving "For the Story of Pigou a Malay Boy."] London: D. Mackay, 1822 -- France, (the great nation) driven by the north—into the south!!! / [folded plate, col.] -- "Peter Schlemihl, 1823" [in ms.] [7 etchings] -- "Christmas stories, 1823" [in ms.] [3 etchings] -- Mr. Vale as Dickey Scrag, in Dolly and the Rat ["Front to pamphlet, 1823" in ms.] [col. etching] -- Mary's horror at discovering the murderers, 1832 [col. etching] -- German popular stories / collected by M. M. Grimm. London: C. Baldwin, n.d. [12 etchings, including t.p.] -- "Points of humour, 1823-4" [in ms.] [9 col. etchings]
Volume 2

An Essay on the Genius of George Cruikshank, Vol. II 1824-1829

Physical Description: [194] leaves

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[Self-portrait of George Cruikshank as frontispiece] -- A memoir of George Cruikshank, artist and humourist / by Walter Hamilton. London: Elliot Stock, 1878 (64 p.) [with original printed pictorial wrapper and lithograph portrait of the artist] -- [Original pencil sketch with autograph in ink] -- Tales of humour, gallantry, & romance, London: Charles Baldwin, 1824 [16 prints, including t.p.] -- "Herbert's letters, 1824" [in ms.] [2 etchings] -- Advantages of travel [2 folded plates, col. (etchings)] -- "Mornings at Bow Street, 1824" [in ms.] [16 etchings] -- Illustrations of the works of Lord Byron, from designs by Cruikshank. London: J. Robins & Co., n.d. [36 woodcuts] -- "Mr. Grimaldi as clown in dolce domum," [1825] [col. etching] -- The universal songster, or, Museum of mirth (Vol. I-Vol. III). London, 1825. [original printed wrapper and title pages only; 21 woodcut proofs] -- German popular stories, [1826] [10 etchings, including t.p.] -- Philosophy in sport made science in earnest (Vol. I-Vol. III). London, 1827. [27 woodcuts] -- Illustrations of time. London: George Cruikshank, 1827 [7 folded plates, including t.p.; plates in col.] -- "John Gilpin, 1826" [in ms.] [6 woodcuts] -- "Punch and Judy, 1828" [in ms] [22 etched proofs] -- "Tim Robbin's Lancashire dialect, 1828" [in ms.] [4 etched proofs] -- A fireside book; or The account of a Christmas spent at old court / by the author of May you like it. London, 1828 [one engraving] -- "History of Napoleon, 1829" [in ms.] [8 engravings]
Volume 3

An Essay on the Genius of George Cruikshank, Vol. III 1830-1835

Physical Description: [201] leaves

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[Portrait of George Cruikshank as frontispiece] -- A memoir of George Cruikshank / by Frederic G. Stephens; and An essay on the genius of George Cruikshank / by William Makepeace Thackeray. London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1891 (66 p.) -- [Original pen and ink sketch] -- Bombastes furioso: a burlesque tragic opera / by William Barnes Rhodes. London: Rodd and Griffiths, 1830 [8 woodcuts including t.p.] -- Tom Thumb, a burletta / by Kane O'Hara. London: Joseph Thomas, Finch Lane, Cornhill, 1830 [7 woodcuts including t.p.] -- Three courses and a dessert. London: Vizetelly and Branston, 1830 [50 woodcuts] -- Tales of other days / by J. Y. A. London: Effingham Wilson, 1830 [5 woodcuts] --"Demonology and witchcraft, 1830" [in ms.] [12 proofs of etchings on 6 leaves] -- Barney Buntline and Billy Bowling; or, the advantages of being at sea / Written by George Colman, Esq. London: John Alvey Turner, 1830 [col. plate] -- The life of Nelson / by Robert Southey, Esq. London: John Murray, 1830 [7 woodcuts] -- "Gentleman in black, 1831" [in ms.] [4 engravings] -- "Humphrey Clinker, 1831" [in ms.] [4 etchings] -- "Roderick Random, 1831" [in ms.] [5 etchings] -- "Peregrine Pickle, 1831" [in ms.] [8 etchings] -- "Tom Jones, 1831" [in ms.] [8 etchings] -- The adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves / by Tobias Smollet, M.D. London: James Cochrane and Co., 1832 [one etching] -- Altrive Tales (Vol. I) / by the Etrick Shepherd. London: James Cochrane and Co., 1832 [one etching] -- "Joseph Andrews, 1832" [in ms.] [4 etchings] -- "History of Amelia, 1832" [in ms.] [8 etchings] -- The vicar of Wakefield / by Oliver Goldsmith, M.D. London: James Cochrane and Co., 1832 [2 etchings] -- "Bee and the wasp, 1832" [in ms.] [4 etchings] -- "Rejected addresses, 1833" [in ms.] [6 woodcuts] -- Sunday in London. London: Effingham Wilson, 1833 [14 woodcuts] -- "Life of Washington, 1833" [in ms.] [5 etchings] -- "My sketch book, 1833" [in ms.] [12 etchings on plates] -- "History of New York, 1834" [in ms.] [4 etchings] -- "My sketch book, 1834" [in ms.] [11 etchings on plates] -- Burford Cottage, and its robin-red breast / by the author of Keeper's Travels. London: Thomas Tegg and son, 1835 [one etching] -- The beauties of Washington Irving, Esq. / illustrated with wood cuts engraved by Thompson. London: Thomas Tegg and Son, 1835 [21 woodcuts] -- The comic almanack, for 1835 / by Ridcum Funnidos. London: Vizetelly, Branston and Co., 1835 [12 etchings and one additional print] -- "My sketch book, 1835" [in ms.] [7 etchings on plates]
Volume 4

An Essay on the Genius of George Cruikshank, Vol. IV 1836-1839

Physical Description: [218] leaves

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[Portrait of George Cruikshank as frontispiece] -- George Cruikshank: the artist, the humorist, and the man, with some account of his brother Robert; a critico-bibliographical essay / by William Bates. London: Houston and Sons; Birmingham: Houghton and Hammond, 1878 (79 p.) -- [Original pencil sketch] -- "My sketch book, 1836" [in ms.] [3 prints] -- "Sketches by Boz, 1836" [in ms.] [7 etchings] -- The comic almanack, for 1836 / by Ridcum Funnidos. London: Vizetelly, Branston and Co., 1836 [12 etchings and one additional print] -- Bentley's miscellany (Vol. II). London: Richard Bentley, 1837 [12 etchings] -- "Rambles in the footsteps of Don Quixote, 1837" [in ms.] [6 etchings] -- Sketches by Boz. London: John Macrone, 1836 [12 prints, including t.p.] -- The history of the French Revolution / by M. A. Thiers. Richard Bentley, 1837 [t.p. and woodcut] -- The comic almanack, for 1837 / by Ridcum Funnidos. London: Vizetelly, Branston and Co., 1837 [12 etchings and one additional print] -- "Oliver Twist, 1838" [in ms.] [25 etchings] -- Bentley's miscellany / edited by Boz. Edinburgh and Dublin: Richard Bentley, 1838 [10 etchings] -- Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi / edited by "Boz." London: Richard Bentley, 1838 [12 etchings] -- The comic almanack, for 1838 / by Ridcum Funnidos. London: Vizetelly, Branston and Co., 1838 [12 etchings and one additional print] – Chemistry no mystery; or, A lecturer's bequest / by John Scoffern. London: Harvey and Darton, 1839 [one etching] -- Bentley's miscellany (Vol. V). London: Richard Bentley, 1839 [one etching] -- "The Queen and the Union!" London: [in ms. "1839"] [one folded plate] -- The little old man of the wood; or, The tale of a comical stick / by T. H. Sealy. London: Hugh Cunningham, [t.p. only] [1839] -- "Loving ballad of Lord Bateman, 1839" [in ms.] [11 etchings and one leaf of music] -- The comic almanack, for 1839 / by Ridcum Funnidos. London: Whitehead and Co., 1839 [12 etchings and one additional print; original wrapper precedes t.p.] -- "Sketches by Boz, 1839" [in ms.] [39 etchings]
Volume 5

An Essay on the Genius of George Cruishank, Vol. V 1840-1842

Physical Description: [195] leaves

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[Portrait of George Cruikshank as frontispiece] -- "George Cruikshank," Scribner's Monthly, (Vol. XVI, no. 2) June, 1878 (p. [161]-177) -- [One leaf of original pen and ink sketches, (2 pages)] -- "Jack Sheppard, 1839" [in ms.] [29 etchings] -- "Tower of London, 1840" [in ms.] [101 prints] -- "Ingoldsby Legends, 1840" [in ms.] [8 etchings] -- Bentley's miscellany (Vol. VII). London: Richard Bentley, 1840 [2 etchings.] -- The comic almanack, for 1840 / by Ridcum Funnidos. London: Whitehead and Co., 1840 [12 etchings and one additional print] -- "Guy Fawkes, 1841" [in ms.] [22 etchings] -- "Colin Clink, 1841" [in ms.] [one etching] -- Bentley's miscellany (Vol. X). London: Richard Bentley, 1840 [2 etchings] -- Songs, naval and national, of the late Charles Dibdin; with a memoir and addenda / collected and arranged by Thomas Dibdin. London: John Murray, 1841 [10 etchings] -- The comic almanack, for 1841 / by Ridcum Funnidos. London: Tilt and Bogue, 1841 [12 etchings and one additional print] -- "Miser's daughter, 1842" [in ms.] [20 etchings and 3 vignettes] -- Ainsworth's magazine (Vol. I) / edited by William Harrison Ainsworth. London: Hugh Cunningham, 1842 [9 vignettes] -- Bentley's miscellany (Vol. XI). London: Richard Bentley, 1842 [one etching] -- [Engraved portrait of George Cruikshank]
Volume 6

An Essay on the Genius of George Cruikshank, Vol. VI 1842-1847

Physical Description: [212] leaves

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[Original autograph of George Cruikshank dated March 3, 1869 as frontispiece] -- [Portrait of George Cruikshank] -- George Cruikshank / by Prof. John Wilson [author's name in ms. at end] ["Blackwood's Magazine, Aug. 1863" in ms.] (p. 217-224) -- George Cruikshank's omnibus / edited by Laman Blanchard, Esq. London: Tilt and Bogue, 1842 [20 engravings] -- [Collection of prints from various publications] [77 woodcuts on 21 leaves] -- The comic almanack, for 1842 / by Ridcum Funnidos. London: Tilt and Bogue, 1842 [12 etchings] -- "Windsor Castle, 1843" [in ms.] [14 etchings] -- "Modern chivalry, 1843" [in ms.] [6 etchings] -- Bentley's miscellany (Vol. XIII). London: Richard Bentley, 1843 [7 etchings] -- The comic almanack, for 1843 / by Ridcum Funnidos. London: Tilt and Bogue, 1841 [12 etchings] -- "Elliston memoirs, 1844" [in ms.] [3 etchings] -- "John Manesty, 1844" [in ms.] [6 etchings] -- "St. James's, 1844" [in ms.] [14 etchings] -- The old sailor's jolly boat. London: Allen, Nottingham, Allen, Leicester, 1844 [7 etchings] -- "Prisons and prisoners, 1845" -- [in ms.] [one etching] -- History of the Irish Rebellion in 1798. London: Baily, Brothers, Cornhill, 1845 [21 etchings] -- The comic almanack, for 1845 / by Ridcum Funnidos. London: David Bogue, 1845 [12 etchings] -- The snow storm, a Christmas story / by Mrs. Gore. London and Paris: Fisher, Son, & Co., [n.d.] [4 etchings] -- "Ainsworth's Mag. (Vol. 9), 1846" [in ms.] [one etching] -- The greatest plague of life; or, The adventures of a lady in search of a good servant / by one who has been "almost worried to death." London: David Bogue, [n.d.] [12 etchings and one t.p.] -- "Our own times, 1846" [in ms.] [4 etchings] – "Her Majesty's theatre" [1846, dated in ms.] [one vignette] -- [The comic almanack, for 1846] [12 etchings] -- New year's day, a winter's tale / by Mrs. Gore. London and Paris: Fisher, Son, & Co., [1846-7, in ms.] [4 etchings] -- "The yule log, 1847" [in ms.] [4 etchings on two leaves] -- "The good genius, 1847" [in ms.] [5 etchings and 4 vignettes] -- The bottle [8 folded plates, col.]
Volume 7

An Essay on the Genius of George Cruikshank, Vol. VII 1848-1877

Physical Description: [227] leaves

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[Frontispiece of "The late Mr. George Cruikshank."] -- Some unpublished sketches by George Cruikshank, [from The Strand magazine, n.d., p. [183]-191] -- [Original pencil sketch with annotation] -- [Original a.l.s. dated May 26, 1875] [one page] -- "The inundation, 1847-8" [in ms.] [4 etchings] -- "The drunkard's children. A sequel to the bottle." [8 folded plates; woodcut engravings] -- The comic almanack, for 1848 / by Ridcum Funnidos. London: David Bogue, 1848 [6 etchings] -- The magic of kindness / by the Brothers Mayhew. London: Darton and Co., 1849 [4 etchings] -- "Her Majesty's theatre" [1849, dated in ms.] [one vignette] -- "Brighton Lodging House, 1849" [in ms.] [2 etchings, col.] -- The comic almanack / edited by Horace Mayhew. London: David Bogue, 1849 [t.p. only, on original col. wrapper] -- "Oliver Twist, 1850," [in ms.] [frontispiece only] -- Frank Farleigh; or, Scenes from the life of a private pupil, London: A. Hall, Virtue, & Co., 1850 [30 etchings and one original pictorial printed wrapper] -- The comic almanack and diary / edited by Henry Mayhew. London: David Bogue, 1850 [7 etchings, one folded and colored] -- The world's show, 1851; or, The adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Sandboys and family ... / by Henry Mayhew. London: David Bogue, 1851 [10 plates, one folded] -- The comic almanack and diary for 1851 [original linen cover] -- The comic almanack and diary / edited by Henry Mayhew. London: David Bogue, 1851 [6 etchings] -- "The betting book, 1852" [in ms.] [4 vignettes] -- "Talpa, 1852" [in ms.] [25 vignettes] -- "Comic almanack, 1852" [in ms.] [one etching, folded and colored] -- Uncle Tom's Cabin / by Harriet Beecher Stowe. London: John Cassell, 1852 [27 woodcuts] -- "Comic almanack, 1853" [in ms.] [one etching, folded and colored] -- "Jack and the beanstalk, 1854" [in ms.] [6 etchings] -- "Tobacco leaves" ["Geo. Cruikshank's Mag., 1854" in ms.] [one etching] -- "The provocations of Miss Polly C." [one etching] – "Passing events, or; The tale of the comet of 1853" [one folded plate] -- Cinderella and the glass slipper, 1854 [2 engraved vignettes on one leaf] -- My brother, or; The man of many friends / by an old author. London: Samson, Low, & Son, 1855 [frontispiece on same leaf of t.p.] -- "Lorrimer Littlegood, 1855-6" [in ms.] [12 etchings] -- "Slice of bread and butter, 1857" [in ms.] [3 vignettes] -- Sir John Falstaff Knight. London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans and Roberts, 1857 [11 etchings including t.p., and one vignette; "Life of John Falstaff, 1858" in ms.] -- Stenelaus and Amylda, a Christmas legend. London: Griffith and Farran, 1858 [3 vignettes on one leaf] -- Old faces in new masks / by Robert Blakey, Ph.D. London: W. Kent & Co., 1859 [one plate with t.p.] -- "The drunkard's house, 1860" [in ms.] [two etchings of same print, one hand colored] -- The oyster. London: Trübner & Co., [1861] [2 pictorial col. wrappers including t.p. and one woodcut] -- "Puck on Pegasus, 1861" [in ms.] [one etching] -- What put my pipe out, or; Incidents in the life of a clergyman. London: S. W. Partridge, 1862 [6 leaves, 4 woodcuts; includes original printed, pictorial wrapper] -- A discovery concerning ghosts; with a rap at the "spirit-rappers" / by George Cruikshank. London: Frederick Arnold, 1863 [9 woodcuts; title from t.p. printed on blue original wrapper] -- "Ingoldsby legends, 1864" [in ms.] [24 woodcuts] -- "Pilgrim's progress, 1865" [in ms.] [2 woodcuts] --"Poems by the knight of Morar, 1866" [in ms.] [one etching] -- The British bee hive. London: George Cruikshank, [1867] [page proof] -- The Savage Club papers. London: Tinsley Brothers, [1867] [one woodcut vignette] -- "Unpublished" [in ms.] [two untitled etchings of same print, one hand colored] -- "Fairy connoisseurs inspecting Mr. Frederick Locker's collection of drawings" [1868] [one etching] -- "Private plate etched for Sir Wm. Fraser, 1869" [in ms.] [one etched plate] -- Plate "designed by George Cruikshank to represent his highly esteemed and worthy friend, the late Thomas Ingoldsby..." [one etched plate] -- "Private plate etched for Poems by the King of Morar, 1870" [in ms.] [one etched plate] -- "The Leader, of the Parisian Blood Red Republic, or the Infernal Fiend!" [folded and etched plate, colored] -- Guess me... / compiled and arranged by Frederick D'Arros Planche; illustrated by George Cruikshank and others. London: Dean and Son, [1872] [pictorial t.p. for second edition only] -- Boons and blessings / by Mrs. S. C. Hall. London: National Temperance Publication Depôt, [1873] [one woodcut] -- Lob lie-by-the-fire, or; The luck of Lingborough and other tales / by Juliana Horatia Ewing. London: George Bell and Sons, 1874 [3 prints] -- An old story; a temperance tale in reverse / by S. C. Hall. London: Virtue, Spalding, and Co., [1875] [one woodcut] -- The rose and the lily / by Mrs. Octavian Blewitt. London: Chatto and Windus, 1877 [one etching] -- "View of the house in which G. Cruikshank died" [one etching, hand colored] -- "The venerable George: he painted in oils the virtues of water" from The Hornet, dated Dec. 6th, 1871 [caricature on one folded plate]