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Leech, John, 1817–1864

Pictures of life and character : from the collection of Mr. Punch : [1st]-5th series / by John Leech.

London : Bradbury and Evans, 1863-1869.
Physical Description:
5 v. : ill. ; 32 x 46 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A N 186
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Mrs. Robert Love
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Houfe, S. John Leech and the Victorian scene, see p. 151
BAC: Index included in volume 1 and 3. Advertisement inserted on last page of volume 5. Volumes 1-3 and 5 bound in original tan boards with title and illustration on front cover. Volume 4 bound in original green boards.
"The appearance of Pictures of life and character between March 1853 and October 1854, brought him [Leech] even wider fame. In these oblong quarter books, his best Punch work was gathered together for another audience who did not know his engravings in the magazine; a cosmorama of squires, huntsmen, pretty housemaids, urchins, querulous spinsters and swells met inside these covers to divert thousands of Victorian families."--Houfe, on the original edition.
Subject Terms:
Bradbury and Evans -- Publisher.
Caricatures and cartoons -- Great Britain.
English wit and humor, Pictorial.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Wood engravings -- 1863-1869.
Leech, John, 1817-1864, ill.

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