FIRST EDITIONS IN SUPERB FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
A’Beckett, Gilbert Abbott ~ The Comic History of England. (Bound uniformly with) The Comic History of Rome.
London: The Punch Office. Bradbury and Evans. 1847-1848.
3 volumes, 8.5 inches tall. A superb full crushed morocco by ROOT with gilt raised bands fine gilt tooling to the panels and wonderful gilt blocks to the boards, the Rome volume being represented by the wolf dressed in nurse-maid's garb nursing the young Romulus and Remus. With gilt dentelles and all edges. The original paper wrapper bound into the first volume of the 'Comic History of England'. First Editions. 20 hand coloured plates by John Leech to 'Comic History of England' and 10 to the 'Comic History of Rome'. A glorious set of these brilliantly comic works by A'Beckett and Leech.