The Comic History of England. G. A. A'Beckett, Gilbert Abbott.
The Comic History of England
The Comic History of England

The Comic History of England

London: Bradbury, Evans, and Co., 1864. Leech, John. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Item #2283682

Two books in one volume. Binding repaired, corners a bit rubbed.

xviii, 320, 304 pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt titles and decorations. Color frontispiece (one of 20 color plates) and reproductions of 200 engravings by John Leech. The classic work by one of the original staff of Punch magazine, the weekly British humor magazine. A'Beckett also wrote the Comic History of Rome (to which John Leech also added illustrations), Comic Blackstone, etc., as well as two operas for which his wife composed the music.

Price: $125.00