FORRESTER

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.

Autograph Card from Frederick Maher to J. Charles Davis of Proctor's Theatre, New York, regarding his acquaintance with the author 'Frank Forester' (Henry William Herbert).

Author: 
Frederick Mather (1833-1900), author, editor of the Chicago 'Field' and Superintendent of the New York and United States Fish Commissions [Henry William Herbert ('Frank Forester'), 1807-1858)]
Autograph Card from Frederick Maher to J. Charles Davis
Publication details: 
19 November 1893; on printed card of the New York and United States Fish Commissions, Cold Spring Harbor, N. Y.
£75.00
Autograph Card from Frederick Maher to J. Charles Davis

13 x 7.5 card. Fair, on aged paper, with minor creasing to one corner. Stamped and addressed on one side to 'Mr. J. Charles Davis | Proctor's Theatre | New York'. The unsigned card (with the words 'and United States' deleted from the heading) has partly printed text. Mather completes it in pencil, acknowledging the 'inquiry about Frank Forester' and stating that 'as a boy I knew him and shot with him but my recollections would be of no value'. He ends by saying that he will 'try to brush them up' on his 'return from the west'.

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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