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Price: £390.00

  

The Comic History of England

In Two Volumes

By Gilbert Abbot A Beckett

1847 - London - Punch

8.5" by 5.5"; (xii) 320pp., (xii) 304pp.

 

DETAILS

A first edition of A Beckett's most renowned work, this is a lively history of England told in a style that was highly unusual at its times of publication.

With copious illustrations throughout by John Leech, including twenty coloured plates (collated complete).

Gilbert Abbott a Beckett (1811 1856) was an English humorist, and contributor to Punch magazine. He is perhaps best known as the author of Comic History of England, Comic History of Rome, Comic Blackstone, and other comic works.

Complete in two volumes.

CONDITION

Rebound in half-calf with marbled boards. Externally, generally smart, though with some loss to the paper and some rubbing. Internally, generally firmly bound. Ink inscription to front pastedown, and private ex-libris blindstamp to front free-endpaper. Pages are quite bright, though with some slight marginal browning, offsetting from the plates, and some occasional spotting. Slight staining to the final few pages of the second volume also. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

 


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