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Pictures of Life & Character - from the Collection of Mr. Punch [First through Fifth Series. Complete]
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1854, 1857, 1860, 1863, 1869 - Complete series of the celebrated Pictures of John Leech, of which Thackeray exclaimed, "This book is better than plum-cake at Christmas. It is one enduring plum-cake -" One of the great visual repositories of mid- Victorian English life and humor First edition, bound from the parts. Oblong folio. Each series with several hundred wood-engraved illustrations after Leech. Contemporary half red morocco, a.e.g., original pictorial front wrappers bound-in at back. Rebacked to style, new front endsheets. Some minor paper flaws, chiefly at margins. Very good. Houfe 35; cf. also Ray 139 (for 1886 collected ed.) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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