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

London, R. Ackerman, 1830.


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.