The Comic History of Rome.

BECKETT, Gilbert Abbott.

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Place Published: London
Publisher: Bradbury, Agnew

Description: From the founding of the city to the end of the commonwealth. Illustrated title page, 10 color plates and black & white illustrations by John Leech, 308 pages, 8vo, 3/4 leather, gilt-lettered raised bands, t.e.g., tissue guards; (lightly rubbed). London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co., n.d. ca. 1860. Very good.

Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 123208


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