Comic History of England Punch 1864 illustrated 20 hand color plates nice bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Comic History of England, by Gilbert Abbott A'Beckett. Illustrations by John Leech.
Published 1864, London by the Punch Office.
304 pages. Text in English. Contains twenty full page hand colored engravings (and two hundred wood cut illustrations, a number of which have old hand color.
One of the full page hand colored plates is torn across the corner and repaired long ago.
Period 1/2 leather binding, raised and gilt bands, embossed compartment decorations, gilt title lettering on contrasting red leather label.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf., some surface scuffing but leather remains supple. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 8 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W.