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The Comic History of Rome

By: A' Beckett, Gilbert Abbott

Price: $1,200.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury and Evans: 1852

Edition: First Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 13131

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Expertly rebacked in half-leather over marbled boards, original spine laid down in six compartments, gilt lettering on red label in one compartment, intricate gilt tooling in remainder. Illustrated with 10 hand-colored steel engravings and 98 in-text woodcuts. . Edges and corners mildly shelf-worn, unmarked, tight and square, light foxing on a few preliminary pages only, other slightly browning but supple, else fine. All illustrations bright and clean. VERY GOOD. . Ha... View more info

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The Comic History of Rome

By: A' Beckett, Gilbert Abbott

Price: $500.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury, Agnew & Co.: N.D.

Edition: Reprint. First Edition

Seller ID: 26957

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Expertly rebacked in half-leather over marbled boards, original spine laid down in six compartments, gilt lettering in two compartments, intricate gilt tooling in remainder. Illustrated with ten hand-colored steel engravings and 98 in-text woodcuts by John Leech. nd (c. 1870). "One of the wittiest writers of the day" (Allibone, 152), writer Becket worked with illustrator Leech on the staff of the poplar and influential humor magazine "Punch." Leech’... View more info

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The Comic History of England: with Twenty Coloured Etchings, and Two Hundred Woodcuts by John Leech (Two Volumes bound in One)

By: A'Beckett, Gilbert Abbott

Price: $650.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury, Agnew, & Co.: N.D.

Edition: Reprint. 1

Seller ID: 16767

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Beautifully bound in burgundy half leather over marbled boards by Henry Young and Sons, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in one compartment, elaborate gilt tooling in the remainder, gilt borders on covers, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. nd (c. 1864). Profusely illustrated with 20 hand-colored etchings and 200 woodcuts by John Leech. Gilbert Abbott à Beckett (1811 – 1856) was an English humorist, lawyer and writer. He was b... View more info

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The Comic History of England: with Twenty Coloured Etchings, and Two Hundred Woodcuts by John Leech (Two Volumes bound in One)

By: A'Beckett, Gilbert Abbott

Price: $500.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury, Agnew, & Co.: N.D.

Edition: Reprint. 1

Seller ID: 26956

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Beautifully bound in burgundy half leather over marbled boards, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, elaborate gilt tooling in the remainder, blind-stamped borders on covers, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. nd (c. 1864). Profusely illustrated with 20 colored etchings and 200 woodcuts by John Leech. Gilbert Abbott à Beckett (1811-1856) was an English humorist, lawyer and writer. He was born in London and belong... View more info