A Christmas and New Year’s present for 1831. Edited by Frederic Shoberl.

London, R. Ackerman, 1830.

£225

12mo. pp. 382 (iv advertisements). Contains 15 illustrations engraved on steel after the popular painters of those days, including one fine plate after John Martin. Also containing a full page specimen of Congreve-printing with an embossed decoration in the style of Wedgeworth biscuit ware on a light-brown background. Publisher’s apple-green boards with all-over printed decoration, hinges discoloured, but otherwise a very clean copy in fine condition, preserved in the original slipcase with similarly decorated design, which is rarely seen, a.e.g. Faxon 1306.

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