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The Comic History of Rome

by A Beckett, Gilbert Abbott

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[London]: : Bradbury and Evans, , [c.1852]. First edition in book form. 8vo, . Illustrated with 10 hand coloured engravings by John Leech and numerous text illustrations. half red morocco and marbled boards, gilt floral decorated spine panels, raised bands, a.e.g. , original front wrap bound in. A splendid copy with only a hint of wear.

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