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Creator:
À Beckett, Gilbert Abbott, 1811-1856, author.
Title(s):

The comic history of Rome / by Gilbert Abbott À Beckett ; illustrated by by John Leech.

Published/Created:
London : Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, [1852]
Physical Description:
xii, 308 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA33 .A2 1847 Copy 2
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA33 .A2 1847 Copy 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Half-title: The comic history of Rome, from the founding of the city to the end of the commonwealth
Originally issued in parts, May 1851-February 1852.
With steel-engraved plates, and wood-engraved illustrations within the text.
With a wood-engraved title page, printed in black and red.
Abbey, J.R. Life in England in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 435
BAC: British Art Center copy 1 is the Abbey copy. In original parts (10 parts in 9). Bound in publisher's original blue printed paper wrappers. Contains trade advertisements. Cased with Abbey L 434: Comic history of England / Gilbert Abbott À Beckett. London : Punch Office, 1846-1848.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 bound in publisher's original blind- and gold-stamped plum cloth. Cased with: Comic history of England / Gilbert Abbott À Beckett. London : Punch Office, 1847-1848.
Subject Terms:
English wit and humor.
Rome -- History -- Humor.
Form/Genre:
Steel engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1852.
Wood engravings -- 1852.
Contributors:
Leech, John, 1817-1864, engraver.
Bradbury & Evans, publisher, printer.
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