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[COWPER, William]. The diverting history of john gilpin: showing how he went farther than he intended and came safe home again.

London. Charles Tilt, 1828.
8vo. iv, [1], 6-20pp, [4]. With a wood-engraved frontispiece, five wood-engraved plates, and two terminal advertisement leaves. Original publisher's drab printed paper wrappers. Extremities chipped and marked. Contemporary inked ownership inscription of 'Fanny Thorp' to verso of upper panel, occasional light spotting.
An early nineteenth-century edition of William Cowper's (1731-1800) popular humorous poem first published anonymously in the Public Advertiser in 1782, here handsomely illustrated with wood-engravings by Thompson, Branston, Wright, Slader and White from designs by artist George Cruikshank (1792-1878).
£ 100.00 Antiquates Ref: 16974