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Gilbert Abbott A'Beckett


Published: Punch Office, Bradbury & Evans, London, 1847 - 1851

Edition: 1st.'s

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A very nice matching leather bound set of the 1st editions of these two well known works. Comprising:

1. The Comic History of England. 2 Vols. The Punch Office. 1847/1848. 1st. Edition. Together these volumes contain 20 wonderful hand-coloured steel engravings and 240 woodcut illustrations by John Leech. Finely bound in full brown calf with 5 raised bands and extensive gilt decoration including inner gilt dentelles and marbled endpapers. Some light edge wear but still a very attractive very good plus copy.

2. The Comic History of Rome. Bradbury and Evans. (1851). 1st. Edition. 1st. Issue. This volume containing a further 10 coloured steel engravings and 98 woodcuts in the text. Uniformly bound with the above 2 volumes with the original cloth bound in at the rear in similar near fine condition. 

A handsome set.

  • Binding Condition: Very Good Plus
  • Overall Condition: Very Good Plus
  • Size: 8vo.
  • Sold By: Ronald Levine - Modern First Editions
  • Contact Person: Ronald Levine
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 011643 8437
  • Preferred Payment Methods: EFT for South African customers and International Bank Tranfer for customers abroad. I am unable to accept payment by credit card.
  • Trade Associations: SABDA

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