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Grimaldi, Joseph, 1779–1837
Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi / edited by "Boz" ; with illustrations by George Cruikshank ; in two volumes.
London : Richard Bentley, 1838.
Physical Description:
2 v. : ill., ports. ; 21 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR2598.G75 A3 1838
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Gloria Scheuer
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Grimaldi's original ms. was first altered and revised by Mr. Thomas Egerton Wilks, who sold it to the present publisher. "The present editor ... accepted a proposal from the publisher to edit the book, and has edited it to the best of his ability, altering its form throughout, and making such other alterations as he conceived would improve the narration of the facts without any departure from the facts themselves"--Introductory chapter.
"The first issue of the first edition is bound in pink flowered cloth. The subsequent issues in black or brown cloth. The last plate in the 2nd volume "The Last Song," in the first issue has no border; in later issues there is a grotesque border round it. This border is by Alfred Forester (Crowquil), and was subsequently deleted. A further test of the first issue is, that of advertisementa at the end of vol. 2--pp. 1, 26 and 27 are unnumbered"--Cohn.
Frontispiece portrait of the author engraved by William Greatbatch; after Samuel Raven.
First ed., second issue: plate, "The last song", in second state.
Yale University. Dickens and Dickensiana, B64, 4th copy, 8th copy
Eckel, J.C. Dickens, p. 140-141
Cohn, A.M. George Cruikshank, 237
BEIN Hag29 G88 838 Copy 1: Bookplate of Silas Reed Anthony. Advertising matter: 36 p. at end not included in pagination. Imperfect: "Embellishments" (list of ills.) wanting.
BEIN Gimbel/Dickens B64 4: Advertising matter: 36 p. at end not included in pagination. In "Embellishments" (list of ills.), the plate, "A startling effect", is listed as facing p. 128 (instead of the correct p. 182) in v. 1.
BEIN Gimbel/Dickens B64 8: Advertising matter: 36 p. at end not included in pagination. Bookseller's label: Sold by C. Rutter, Shaftsbury.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original brown blind-stamped cloth. Plate "The last song" in first state. Advertisements at the end of v. 2: p. 1, 26 and 27, unnumbered. In "Embellishments" (list of ills.), the plate, "A startling effect", is listed as facing p. 182 in v. 1. Includes a newspaper clipping: December 27, 1913 about Joseph Grimaldi. Two autographs: H. Worrin and A. T. Mumsford. Oct. 16th, 1842.
Subject Terms:
Anthony, Silas Reed -- Bookplate.
Bentley, R. -- Publisher.
Clowns -- Great Britain.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1838.
Etching -- Specimens -- 1838.
Grimaldi, Joseph, 1779-1837.
Mumsford, A.T. -- Autograph, Oct. 16th, 1841.
Scheuer, Gloria -- Provenance.
Worrin, H. -- Autograph.
Publishers' advertisements.
Booksellers' labels (Provenance) -- C. Rutter.
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870, ed.
Greatbach, William, 1802-, engraver.
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, ill.
Raven, Samuel, ca. 1775-1847, ill.

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