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[BUNBURY, Henry (1750-1811).] An Academy for Grown Horsemen, Containing the Completest Instructions for Walking, Trotting, etc. By Geoffrey Gambado, Esq. Philadelphia: M. Carey, 1813. [Bound with:] [CRUIKSHANK, George, illustrator (1792-1878).] Peter Schlemihl: from the German of Lamotte Fouque. Boston: Wells and Lilly, 1824.

The Boston edition of this droll volume of equestrian misadventures by one of the most beloved English humorists of the day. It first appeared in 1787 with engravings by W. Dickinson and proved very popular, and in 1798 it was published in an edition containing etchings by Rowlandson. In the present copy, most of the twelve copperplates are ascribed to William Charles, whose work closely follows that of Rowlandson. The final plate, however, depicts a roadside sign bearing the names of Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York rather than of London and York. The volume was printed by Jane Aitken. Bunbury's book is together with the Boston printing of Peter Schlemihl, which was first published the same year in London. Bunbury: Shaw & Shoemaker 28042. Cruikshank: See Cohn 475 for the first edition, which contained eight full-page etchings.

12mo, two volumes in one (175 x 99mm). Bunbury: 12 engraved plates, Cruikshank: 5 engraved plates. Late 19th-century half calf over marbled boards (some rubbing).
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