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Auction archive: Lot number 459

Paper Doll Book. Young Albert, the Roscius, 2nd edition, 1811

Estimate
£200 - £300
ca. US$270 - US$406
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 459

Paper Doll Book. Young Albert, the Roscius, 2nd edition, 1811

Estimate
£200 - £300
ca. US$270 - US$406
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

Paper Doll Book. Young Albert, the Roscius, Exhibited in a Series of Characters from Shakespeare and other Authors, 2nd edition, London: printed by S. and J. Fuller, at the Temple of Fancy, Rathbone Place, 1811, pp.23, 7 hand-coloured cut-out figures in aquatint loosely inserted (one arm reinforced on verso), with 2 original interchangeable heads (Othello's plume reinforced on verso) and 2 hats, possibly lacking a third head? but otherwise complete, front free endpaper with ownership names 'Eliza Dunn 1812' and Ellen Barker Janry 1851', verso with printed label 'Jenkins' Repository, 48, Strand, For all Kinds of Fancy Articles and Pasteboard Work', original sewn printed wrappers (printing block misaligned so lower border trimmed off), with original cream silk tie through spine slot (almost never present), small hole in upper blank margin of rear cover, contained in original printed slipcase (printed 'the third edition'), lightly marked and joints split or splitting, 16mo (Qty: 1) Gumuchian 2034; Osborne p. 420 (both listing the first edition of 1811). Gumuchian calls this "one of the most interesting and scarcest of this type of early juvenile", and indeed, it is certainly one of the rarest of Fuller's paperdoll books, and remarkable also for including more than one head. Ours has the head of Albert and another for Othello; we have seen mention of a third head for Falstaff, although have been unable to trace a copy with it present. Gumuchian and Osborne each mention one head only.

Auction archive: Lot number 459
Auction:
Datum:
21 Jan 2021
Auction house:
Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
Broadway Lane, South Cerney, Nr Cirencester
Gloucestershire, GL75UQ
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0)1285 860006
+44 (0)1285 862461
Beschreibung:

Paper Doll Book. Young Albert, the Roscius, Exhibited in a Series of Characters from Shakespeare and other Authors, 2nd edition, London: printed by S. and J. Fuller, at the Temple of Fancy, Rathbone Place, 1811, pp.23, 7 hand-coloured cut-out figures in aquatint loosely inserted (one arm reinforced on verso), with 2 original interchangeable heads (Othello's plume reinforced on verso) and 2 hats, possibly lacking a third head? but otherwise complete, front free endpaper with ownership names 'Eliza Dunn 1812' and Ellen Barker Janry 1851', verso with printed label 'Jenkins' Repository, 48, Strand, For all Kinds of Fancy Articles and Pasteboard Work', original sewn printed wrappers (printing block misaligned so lower border trimmed off), with original cream silk tie through spine slot (almost never present), small hole in upper blank margin of rear cover, contained in original printed slipcase (printed 'the third edition'), lightly marked and joints split or splitting, 16mo (Qty: 1) Gumuchian 2034; Osborne p. 420 (both listing the first edition of 1811). Gumuchian calls this "one of the most interesting and scarcest of this type of early juvenile", and indeed, it is certainly one of the rarest of Fuller's paperdoll books, and remarkable also for including more than one head. Ours has the head of Albert and another for Othello; we have seen mention of a third head for Falstaff, although have been unable to trace a copy with it present. Gumuchian and Osborne each mention one head only.

Auction archive: Lot number 459
Auction:
Datum:
21 Jan 2021
Auction house:
Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
Broadway Lane, South Cerney, Nr Cirencester
Gloucestershire, GL75UQ
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0)1285 860006
+44 (0)1285 862461
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