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    The Comic Almanack, An Ephemeris in Jest and Earnest Containing Merry Tales, Humorous Poetry, Quips and Oddities: First Series (1835-1843) and Second Series (1844-1853). London: Chatto & Windus, 1912.

    Two small octavo volumes. 388; 428 pages. "Many hundred" illustrations by George Cruikshank and others. Illustrated title pages and frontispieces (frontispiece of Series Two folds out).

    Half-bound orange-gold polished calf and orange cloth boards. Leather labels and gilt-stamped titles and decorations to spine. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Some wear to extremities; light soiling to cloth. Inked name dated 1913 to front free endpaper. Contents tight and bright. Overall, a near fine set.

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