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Title: A Memoir of John Carter
Description: Simpkin, Marshall & Co, London and A.H. Coventry, Coggeshall 1875, new edition (1st published 1850). Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering and illustration of Carter drawing with a pencil in his mouth to front cover, no dustwrapper. Aeg. 10ins x 7.5ins, xxii, pps 9 to 64, ii, 27pp plates. (25 drawings, 2pp of letter writing). John Carter (1815-1850) fell from a tree in 1836 and became paralysed. He earnt a living by drawing with a pencil in his mouth. This new edition contains more text pages and a much greater number of plates than the 1850 original. Scattered light foxing else VG.

Keywords: Art, Essex, Mouth artist"

Price: GBP 40.00 = appr. US$ 57.12 Seller: Missing Books (PBFA)
- Book number: 44825

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