Estimate: £200 - £300
Sold For: £120
Hubert, the Cottage Youth. Being the Sequel to Phoebe, the Cottage Maid, Exemplified in a Series of Rural Figures, 1st edition, printed for S. and J. Fuller, 1812,
printed booklet with seven (of 8) cut-out hand-coloured aquatint scenic figures loosely inserted, with later hand-made interchangeable head, lacking head-pieces and the figure for 'He associates with Phoebe', three figures with closed tear sometime reinforced with paper on verso, one with portion of stick lacking, another with half of one arm missing, original printed wrappers (slightly rubbed and without silk tie), in matching card slipcase (with old paper repair to edges), 16mo, together with a cut-out hand-coloured aquatint figure of a barber holding a wig on a stand, with slot for interchangeable head, from Frank Feignwell's Attempts to Amuse His Friends, published by Fuller in 1811, plus a later edition of The History of Little Henry, booklet in slipcase, but no figures, all items contained together in an unrelated cloth solander box
Provenance: From the library of Percy H. Muir. Gumuchian 1999-2001 (all incomplete); Osborne, p.1052 (lacking at least one head-piece). One of the rarest of all the Fuller paper dolls.