THE BEE AND THE WASP. George Cruikshank.


A Fable -- In Verse. London: Charles Tilt, 1832. Original yellow printed wrappers.

First Edition of this fable in verse form, accompanied by four Cruikshank plates. This copy is of the first issue, with the "Finden's Landscape Illustrations" ad on the outer rear wrapper; it does not have the eight pages of ads that appear only in some copies. Condition is very nearly fine -- unusually clean, and with only the very slightest of edgewear. Quite remarkable condition for such a fragile 180-year-old volume. Cohn 65. Item #8606

Price: $250.00

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