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Punch

Volumes 74, 76, 77, and 80-90

By Punch

1878-86 - London - Punch Office

11" by 9"; iv, 312pp.; iv, 312pp.; iv, 312pp.; iv, 312pp. [18]; iv 312pp.; iv, 312pp.; iv, 312pp. [20]; iv, 312pp.; iv, 312pp.; iv [22] 312pp.; iv, 312pp.; iv, 312pp.; iv, 312pp.; iv [22] 312pp.

 
 


 

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A collection of first edition periodicals from Punch magazine.

With hundreds of illustrations and 408 plates.

Also known as The London Charivari, Punch was a weekly periodical established in 1841 by Henry Mayhew and Ebenzer Landells. It offered satirical and humorous illustrations and articles. It is thought that the magazine helped coin the term 'cartoon' from its illustrations in 1843. A 'cartoon' meant a preliminary sketch on a large bit of cardboard.

After an initial investment of 25 to found the business, Punch became most popular in the 1840s and 1850s. It became a must-have for drawing rooms because of the lack of offensive humour and elegant sense of humour. 

From the 1860s Punch faced competition from Fun, a journal promoting liberal ideals. Yet Punch won the battle for readership in 1874 when Fun ran out of backing. Though its circulation peaked in the 1940s, popularity steadily declined until 1992 when it closed.

Complete in 14 volumes.

CONDITION

In a half morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, very smart with just light handling marks to boards. Some bumping to extremities and edges, and rubbing to spine. Slight wear to boards of vol 74, 76, and 80. Ink signature to title page. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean with light spotting to first and last. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.


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