Book ID: 28877 The Bee and the Wasp. A Fable in Verse. With Designs and Etchings by George Cruikshank. GEORGE CRUIKSHANK, Richard Frankum.
The Bee and the Wasp. A Fable in Verse. With Designs and Etchings by George Cruikshank.

The Bee Who Wandered Too Far from the Nest

The Bee and the Wasp. A Fable in Verse. With Designs and Etchings by George Cruikshank.

Place and Imprint: London: Charles Tilt, 1832.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Cohen 65.
Condition: Fine copy, enclosed in a cloth chemise, with the bookplate on the front paste-down of the exclusive New York club, The Brook.
Book ID: 28877

Physical Description

12mo, original printed yellow wrappers. Four plates. Advertisement on the rear wrapper. Without the eight pages of terminal advertisements as called for by Cohen.

Comments

A fable about a humble bee who wanders too far from home, literally and figuratively, and is taken advantage of by a devious wasp, who encourages him to drink too much. Little is recorded about the author Richard Frankum, who apparently was a physician. In a second edition published by Pickering in 1861, he acknowledges the fine work of Cruikshank in illustrating his fable.

Price: $450.00

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