Frontispiece and engraved title page to Volume 2: The Humourist
Printed and Published by J. Robins and Co., Albion Press, Ivy-Lane, Paternoster-Row
First issued by Robins in 40 6p parts. This is the first book edition in their original pink paper-covered boards with Cruikshank’s design engraved on the covers and 40 hand-colored etchings.
Source: The Humourist: A Collection of Entertaining Tales, Anecdotes, Repartees, Witty Sayings, Epigrams, Bon Mots, Jeu d’Esprits, &c. Carefully Selected. Four volumes: Vol. 1 undated, Vols. 2-4 dated 1819, 1820, and 1821 respectively.
From the collection of Josephine Lea Iselin.