The Comic History of England. Illustrated by John Leech. Gilbert Abbott A'BECKETT.
The Comic History of England. Illustrated by John Leech.

The Comic History of England. Illustrated by John Leech.

London. The Punch Office. 1847-1848. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo, 21cm, first edition, in 2 volumes, viii,320 & viii,304pp., with 20 hand-coloured engraved plates & 240 engraved text illus., in cont half tan calf, gilt and blind ruled raised bands, double crushed crimson morocco label, gilt titles, tan cloth boards, some transfer, a very good to fine set.(lt) A humourous look, in the style of "Punch", at the history of England from ancient times to the end of the reign of King George II. Artist, John Leech was an illustrator with "Punch" for over twenty years, from 1841 to 1864 while Gilbert Abbott A Beckett was on the original staff of the humorous periodical. An attractive set attractively bound. Item #40276

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