The abbott. Robert Cruikshank's titles & colored frontispieces to chap books
Bibliographic Citation:
Wilkinson, Sarah Scudgell. The abbott. [London : Dean & Munday, 182-]
Dean & Munday, 182-]
  • Cataloguer supplied title.
  • Description based soley on frontispiece.
  • Captions and engravings on frontispiece closely match characters and plot of Sir Walter Scott's "The abbott."
  • Sarah Scudgell Wilkinson is known to have written condensations of works by Sir Walter Scott, cf. DNB.
  • Dean & Munday published some of Wilkinson's redactions of popular novels during the 1820s, including some originally by Scott, cf. F. Potter. "Writing for the spectre of poverty: Exhuming Sarah Wilkinson's bluebooks and novels," p. 26.
  • Frontispiece only.
  • Hand-coloured frontispiece, probably by Robert Cruikshank, features four panels (together 15.4 x 18.1 cm), each with their own caption.
  • Copy in McGill Library's Rare Books and Special Collections: 1 in a collection of 57 title pages and frontispieces from 1820 to 1828 that represent a better technique than some earlier examples as the strong colours are not applied as carelessly as some of the earlier and cheaper booklets. Unnumbered; accession number: 359087.
Physical Description: and white, 17 cm.
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