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      Sale 2448 | Lot 61
      Price Realized: $11,250With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2448 Lot 61

        (CRUIKSHANK, GEORGE). The Scourge; or Monthly Expositor of Imposture and Folly. 12 volumes, complete. Illustrated with 77 hand-colored engraved and etched plates (including the cancel in vol. 10), 73 folding, by George Cruikshank and others. 8vo, original boards, paper spine labels, uncut, three volumes rebacked (vols. 1, 5, and 7), final volume in new boards, scuffs and other cover defects, spine ends chipped, joints separated on several volumes; some hinges cracked (a few repaired), some plates cut down with a few cut into, occasional tape mends and other small defects including initial plate and first signature loose in vol. 12, lacking ad leaves; each preserved in cloth dust jacket (Reuben Jay Flick bookplate) and morocco-backed cloth slipcase (rubbed). London: M. Jones, 1811-16

        Estimate $4,000 - 6,000

        first edition of one of the rarest periodicals illustrated by cruikshank, seldom found complete. This set contains the rare twelfth volume of which only a few numbers were issued, owing to lack of subscribers; also Volume 10 with the rare suppressed plate "A Financial Survey of Cumberland, or Beggars Petition" which appears in this set in both the covered and un-covered state. According to ABPC and Rare Book Hub, only the third complete set to appear at auction. Cohn 732; Layard, Suppressed Plates, pp. 59-81.

        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $11,250