A Very Rare Early Nineteenth-Century American Satirical Book

    Henry J. Finn. Finn's Comic Sketch Book. Designed and Drawn by Henry J. Finn. New York: Peabody & Co., [n.d., ca. 1831]. First edition. Oblong folio. Approximately 10.5 x 15 inches. Five engraved leaves including front wrapper (out of a presumed six), versos blank. With engraved front wrapper. Front wrapper repaired, text worn, foxed and thumbsoiled. The whole affixed into a modern paper folder. With three additional leaves from another copy (also heavily worn). From the collection of Zita Books.
    Finn (1787-1840) was an American actor and author of international fame; his Comic Sketch Book was popular at the time, and lampoons America with a sardonic wit reminiscent of Rowlandson.

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