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Rodolphe Topffer
1849 Adventures of Mr Obadiah Oldbuck by Rodolphe Topffer, 1ST COMIC BOOK - RARE
New York: Wilson & Company, 1849. Lacking original covers and end papers - the book has been rebound in contemporary hardcovers with contemporary end papers. Consistent small stains, tears and ink smudges to the pages; page 1 has a name written in old handwriting in pencil at the top edge, the number 3 written in pencil at the bottom-right corner and small tears along the bottom-right corner; a woman's dress on page 2 has been hand-water colored in pink; the first page has separated from the spine 1" at the bottom; 1" tear at the bottom of page 69 near the spine. Clean covers with sharp corners. Tight binding with no loose pages. This is a rare, early printing of the first ever comic book, and the first comic book to be published in the United States, "The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck" by Rodolphe Topffer. 1849 2nd American printing (the 1st American printing was published in the New York magazine supplement "Brother Jonathan Extra" in 1842); Wilson & Company; New York. With illustrations by Timothy Crayon. Early English translation of the original 1837 edition (titled "Les Amours de Mr. Vieux Bois") published in Switzerland. The book lacks the original covers and end papers and has been custom rebound in contemporary hardcovers - otherwise complete with 80 numbered pages. Rare in any condition. The pages contain one to four captioned cartoon panels (much like modern comics), giving the book the distinction of being considered the first ever comic book, and the the first comic book published in America, and the inspiration for an entire genre of 19th century U.S. graph … [Click Below for Full Description]
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