horace-mayhew

The Tooth-Ache.
Horace Mayhew and George Cruikshank.

Scarce in Hand-Colored State. First edition, first issue (with adv. to inner boards). Twelvemo (4 7/8 x 3 7/16 in; 125 x 88 mm). Forty-three numbered hand-colored etchings on three sheets of twenty-four panels folding out to a continuous panorama (4 7/8 x 78 inches; 125 x 1982 mm.). Original pictorial boards.

“Poems and essays have been written by literary men upon the gout, and there are, of course, countless professional treatises on dentistry; but I have met with only one on toothache which can be called literary: The Tooth-Ache, imagined by Horace Mayhew and realised by George Cruikshank” (Notes and Queries, 10th Series, Aug. 15, 1908, p. 122).