The Comic History of England.

A'BECKETT, Gilbert A.

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Place Published: London
Publisher: Punch

Description: 19 (of 20) hand-colored etchings, 200 woodcuts by John Leech. 2 vols. 8vo, 2/3 red morocco by Riviere, backs crudely glued or chipped; hinges cracked, lacking half-titles. London, 1847-48. OFFERED WITH: The Comic History of Rome. 10 colored plates, 98 text illustrations. 308pp. 8vo, bound as above. London, n.d. (1851). 3 vols in all. Internally fine.

Comments: The first editions of both works, of which the Comic History of Rome is rarer. One plate in the History of England is loose, and has evidently been supplied from another copy, while the Royal Oak plate is lacking altogether. Tooley, pp. 161-2.

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

Book ID: 44775

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