Comic History of England c. 1860's John Leech 20 hand color plates leather book
Comic History of England c. 1860's John Leech 20 hand color plates leather book Comic History of England c. 1860's John Leech 20 hand color plates leather book Comic History of England c. 1860's John Leech 20 hand color plates leather book Comic History of England c. 1860's John Leech 20 hand color plates leather book Comic History of England c. 1860's John Leech 20 hand color plates leather book Comic History of England c. 1860's John Leech 20 hand color plates leather book Comic History of England c. 1860's John Leech 20 hand color plates leather book Comic History of England c. 1860's John Leech 20 hand color plates leather book Comic History of England c. 1860's John Leech 20 hand color plates leather book Comic History of England c. 1860's John Leech 20 hand color plates leather book Comic History of England c. 1860's John Leech 20 hand color plates leather book Comic History of England c. 1860's John Leech 20 hand color plates leather book Comic History of England c. 1860's John Leech 20 hand color plates leather book Comic History of England c. 1860's John Leech 20 hand color plates leather book Comic History of England c. 1860's John Leech 20 hand color plates leather book Comic History of England c. 1860's John Leech 20 hand color plates leather book Comic History of England c. 1860's John Leech 20 hand color plates leather book Comic History of England c. 1860's John Leech 20 hand color plates leather book
$ 195.00

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The Comic History of England, by Gilbert Abbott A'Beckett. Illustrated by John Leech.
Published c. 1860's, London by Bradbury, Evans & Co.
304 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout with 200 woodcuts & 20 hand colored plates.

Attractive antiquarian full leather binding, rebacked long ago. Raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering on contrasting red leather label, gilt compartment decorations, gilt ruled covers, marbled edges & end papers.

Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Plates mostly only very lightly spotted and clean.

Binding age worn but still appealing, spine laid down with chipping and spots of loss as seen, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, remains overall attractive as an object. Still strongly and well bound, covers firmly attached.

Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A book which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.

Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive. 

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Book Measures c. 8 3/4" H x 5 3/4" W.

[B7405].