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

The comic history of England / by Gilbert Abbott A'Beckett ; with ten coloured etchings, and one hundred and twenty woodcuts by John Leech.

Published/Created:
London : Published at the Punch Office, 85, Fleet Street MDCCCXLVII-MDCCCXLIX [1847-1848]
London : Bradbury and Evans, printers, Whitefriars, [1847-1848]
Physical Description:
2 volumes : illustrations ; 23 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
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Originally issued in parts: July 1846-February, 1848.
With steel-engraved plates, and wood-engraved illustrations within the text.
Title pages are partially wood-engraved.
Cf. W.B.O. Field's John Leech on my shelves, 1930, p. 130-131.
Abbey, J.R. Life, 434
BAC: British Art Center copy 1 is the Abbey copy. In original parts, (20 parts in 19). Bound in publisher's original blue paper wrappers as issued July, 1846-February, 1848. Contains publishers and trade advertisements. Cased with Abbey Life 435 : Comic history of Rome / Gilbert Abbott À Beckett. London : Punch Office, 1846.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 bound in publisher's original blind- and gilt-stamped plum cloth. Cased with: Comic history of Rome / Gilbert Abbott À Beckett. London : Bradbury and Evans, 1852.
Subject Terms:
English wit and humor.
Great Britain -- History -- Anecdotes.
Great Britain -- History -- Compendiums.
Great Britain -- History -- Humor.
Punch Office -- Publisher.
Form/Genre:
Steel engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1847-1848.
Wood engravings -- 1847-1848.
Contributors:
Leech, John, 1817-1864, engraver.
Bradbury & Evans, printer.
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