"May blessings be upon the head of Cadmus, the Phoenicians, or whoever it was that invented books." -Thomas Carlyle

Welcome to my virtual book collection. Since collecting actual books is somewhat cost-prohibitive, I've begun to amass all of the books I would love to have if I had the means. Some are new, lots are old, all are unique or beautiful or unusual or in some other way have captured my fancy. Enjoy browsing!

Special Collections: Fine Bindings ~ Fairies and Fairy Tales ~ Terror and Madness ~ Poetry ~ Food, Drink and Apothecary ~ Science Fiction ~ Illuminations, Lettering and Hand-Coloring ~ Magic ~ Supernatural and Occult ~ Alchemy ~ Science and Technical ~ Maritime ~ Costumes ~ Humor ~ Children's books ~ Legend of King Arthur ~ Americana ~ 18th Century ~ 19th Century

Authors and illustrators: Edgar Allan Poe ~ Jules Verne ~ Edmund Dulac ~ Kay Nielsen ~ Arthur Rackham ~ Edward Gorey ~ Charles Dickens ~ H.P. Lovecraft ~ William Hope Hodgson ~ Mark Twain ~ Lewis Carroll ~ Salvador Dali ~ George Cruikshank ~ Emily Dickinson ~ Geoffrey Chaucer ~ H.G. Wells

The Political Queen that Jack Loves. London: Roach, 1820.

[21], [1] ad pp. 13 hand-colored woodcuts after George Cruikshank.
With: The Queen that Jack Found. Fairburn, 1820.
[31], [1] ad pp. 13 hand-colored woodcuts, 12 of which are after George Cruikshank. 2 pamphlets. 8vo. Backs reinforced, both lacking final ad leaves.

Hand-colored shilling pamphlets relating to the trial of Queen Caroline, both explicated in a contemporary hand. George Cruikshank repudiated the image on the title of The Queen that Jack Found depicting a bust of Caroline shielded by allegorical figures of Britannia and Wisdom. Cohn 666 & 679.

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