The Book of Spurs by J. James. Papers Reprinted from Journal of British Archaeological Assoc. 1857 Signed. Illustrations by Cruikshank


The Book of Spurs. A Series of Papers Reprinted from the Journal of the British Archaeological Association. Forming a Catalogue to the Collection of J. James, F.S.A.

First Collected Edition of journal articles published 1855-1857 with an autograph presentation inscription by J. James on the front cover. This copy belonged to A.M. Cohn author of Cruikshank's catalogue raisonne' and contains Cohn's bookplate and label. In addition is the bookplate of noted Cruikshank collector John Wallace Skinner.

38 pp. with engraved title page and eleven full page plates. Two plates are etchings by George Cruikshank. The title plate and one of the unnumbered lithographic plates are by Percy Cruikshank. The original unsigned lithographic Plate 5 is missing and has been replaced with a photocopy facsimile.

All enclosed in red-brown cloth covered portfolio and slipcase. Black and gilt leather spine label on slipcase reads "Jackson, The Book of Spurs."

Original wrappers; loose with back wrapper missing and closed tears and smudges on several pages. Images provided are of the actual item on offer.

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