Estimate: £150 - £200
Sold For: £180
Cosmorama; a View of the Costumes and Peculiarities of all Nations, J. Harris, 1827],
forty-eight hand-coloured engraved plates only (one with vertical repaired closed tear), each plate 7 x 4cm (2.75 x 1.5ins), each trimmed to border, laid down, and bound concertina-style, early 20th century cloth boards and matching slipcase, earlier gilt-lettered label relaid on spine, together with a modern reprint of a concertina-book illustrated by George Cruikshank, entitled The Tooth-Ache, Imagined by Horace Mayhew
A collection of plates from Aspin's work neatly converted into a delightful miniature concertina book for juvenile hands. Titles include: Chinese Pedlar with Rats & Puppies for Pies; American Indian Chiefs; Esquimaux; Negroes; A Norwegian, Killing a Bear; Persian Ladies; Sandwich Islanders.