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From an album of undivided proofs before letters of illustrations for the book, "Sketches by Boz, Second Series," published by John Macrone, London, 1837. The book is a compilation of occasional papers by Charles Dickens, with illustrations by Cruikshank. Inscribed on album's end paper: "The proofs of the 1st series in this vol. were purchased by me of Mrs Geo. Cruikshank on the 1st August 1887, the second series later in the same year. No set of proofs was in either of the sales of Geo. Cruikshank books held by his Excu. at Sotheby's or Christie's & I have never seen but 4 sets. H.W. Burton June 23d 1901." Catalogue Raisonne: Reid 4938; Douglas 163; Cohn 233 Inscription: Recto, in plate below design, "George Cruikshank" Provenance: W.H. Bruton; Clarence S. Bement; Charles S. Auchincloss; Richard A. Vogler, Los Angeles