CROWQUILL

18 engravings by Pearson, Lee and Mason, from drawings by the Victorian illustrator 'Alfred Crowquill' (Alfred Henry Forrester), including eleven proofs.

Author: 
Alfred Henry Forrester (pseud. 'Alfred Crowquill'), illustrator and writer, associated with his brother Charles Robert Forrester (1803-1850)
Publication details: 
[London: 1840s and 1850s.]
£600.00

Ten of the engravings carry Crowquill's name; the other eight can be attributed to him stylistically. In good overall condition, on aged paper, with a few of the eighteen lightly creased or worn, and one bearing traces of previous mounting. Seven of the engravings are proofs of vignettes and initials, ranging in size from 10.5 cm square to 22 x 18.5 cm.

Advertisement, in the form of an illustration, for the magazine 'It: a comic perennial, in prose and verse'.

Author: 
Alfred Crowquill' (Alfred Henry Forrester, 1804-1872), comic writer and illustrator [Punch; Effingham Wilson]
Publication details: 
Published (every Month) by Effingham Wilson, Royal Exchange.' [1834?]
£120.00

One page. Dimensions of illustration roughly seven and a half inches by five and a half wide. A frail survival, aged and creased, but with illustration clear and complete. Glue stains from previous mounting on rear. Unusual and striking illustration, consisting of grotesque caricatures of two men - the first tall and thin and in tartan trousers, carrying the letter I, and the second a dwarf in riding boots and cap, carrying the letter T.

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