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The Comic History of England by  Gilbert Abbott (1811-1856) a Beckett - First edition - 1847 - from James Cummins Bookseller and Biblio.com

The Comic History of England

by a Beckett, Gilbert Abbott (1811-1856)

Condition: Bound in half calf with gilt spine and marbled paper boards. Loss of text on plates due to trimming in rebinding, else very good


London: Published at the Punch Office, 85, Fleet Street, 1847. First edition. 20 colored etching and 120 woodcuts by John Leech. xii, 320; xii, 304 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound in half calf with gilt spine and marbled paper boards. Loss of text on plates due to trimming in rebinding, else very good. Leech, John. First edition. 20 colored etching and 120 woodcuts by John Leech. xii, 320; xii, 304 pp. 2 vols. 8vo.


  • Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 313830
  • Title: The Comic History of England
  • Author: a Beckett, Gilbert Abbott (1811-1856)
  • Format/binding: 20 colored etching and 120 woodcuts by John Leech. xii, 320; xii, 304 pp. 2 vols. 8vo
  • Book condition: Used - Bound in half calf with gilt spine and marbled paper boards. Loss of text on plates due to trimming in rebinding, else very good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Published at the Punch Office, 85, Fleet Street
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1847
  • Keywords: Color Plate | British
  • Bookseller catalogs: Illustrated Books; Literature;


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