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1 (Adapted By William Cowper) THE DIVERTING HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN
London Longmans, Green & Co. First Thus Hardcover [decorated cloth] Good+ H. Fitz-Cook 
No publication date (c. 1870-1880). Unpaginated (48 pages). Illustrated throughout (recto pages, verso blank): Engravings by J.C. Whymper from the illustrations of H.Fitz-Cook. Book clean and square. Bevelled edges, bright gilt title and decoration, blindstamp borders over original dark green cloth. Minimal edgewear and foredge corner fraying. Dark brown endpapers. All textblock edges bright gilt. 'With compliments' inscription, initialled 'D.J.M', together with original seller's stamp and print offset on front fly sheet. Noticeable foxing splotches throughout. Text in red, throughout. Humorous verse tells the story of linen draper John Gilpin, who, on his anniversary holiday, is beset with misadventure from the beginning . . . Book weight approx. 620g. 
Price: 30.77 AUD
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