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    Gilbert Abbott à Beckett. The Comic History of England [and:] The Comic History of Rome. London: Bradbury, Agnew and Co. [circa 1880], 1880. Later printings. Two octavo volumes. Finely bound by Riviere in full calf. Re-coloring to abrasion at bottom of one volume, else a very attractive set.

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    Gilbert Abbott à Beckett. The Comic History of England [and:] The Comic History of Rome. London: Bradbury, Agnew and Co. [circa 1880], 1880.

     

    Later printings circa 1880. Two octavo volumes with thirty hand-colored illustrations after John Leech and hundreds of textual woodcuts.

     

    Finely bound by Riviere in full calf, triple gilt fillet borders, gilt circular corner emblems, compartments decorated in gilt, red and green gilt lettered labels to spines, wide gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Re-coloring to abrasion at bottom of one volume, else a very attractive set.

     

    Abbey, Life, 434. Tooley 296.



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