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The Comic Annual for 1842

By Thomas Hood

1842

Henry Colburn : London

6.5" by 4"

x, 326pp, [14pp]

 

 

 

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The first edition of this satire poem about a young woman who insists on having an artificial leg made out of gold.

The first edition of this work. This 1842 edition of 'The Comic Annual' contains 'Miss Kilmansegg And Her Precious Leg', a satire poem about Miss Kilmansegg, a spoilt daughter of a banker, who insists on having an artificial limb made out of gold, after losing one of her legs in a riding accident. Thomas Hood was a poet and humorist, who regularly contributed to 'The London Magazine' and 'Punch'. Though Hood occasionally published serious works, his successes were from his humorous poems. 'Comic Annual' was a publication that Hood ran from 1830, publishing caricatures of modern day, with a serious malice, and incessant puns. With twelve pages of plates, and twenty-four in-text illustrations. There is a mistake to the contents, as the illustration on page 45 is actually on page 54. Fourteen pages of publisher's adverts to the rear. Collated, complete.

CONDITION

In the original cloth binding, with gilt decoration to the front board and to the spine. Externally, smart. Light markings to the boards, causing a little discolouration, mostly to the rear board. Light fading to the rear joint and to the spine. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Bookplate to the front pastedown, 'Ex Libris Forbes Liston'. Binder's label to the rear pastedown, 'Bound by Westleys & Clark, London'. Hinges are starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with the odd scattered spot. Plate facing page 100 is lacking tissue guard.

Overall Condition: Good

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