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John Bull and his Wonderful Lamp
London - John Petheram 1849 - A fascinating satire on Richard Cobden. An extremely scarce work. Illustrated throughout with five plates from designs by the Author. Unfortunately lacking the frontispiece. This is the first edition. Authorship is attributed to Homunculus, some believe the true author to be William Makepeace Thackeray. There is not true evidence as to the author being Thackeray, however it is commonly assumed he penned this satirical work. This work is a satire on Richard Cobden, the English manufacturer and both Radical and Liberal staesman. He was associated with the Anti-Corn Law League and the Cobden-Chevalier Treaty. Condition: In original red cloth binding with gilt stamping to front board. Externally, sound with slight rubbing to the extremities and spine. Loss at the head and tail of spine. Prior owner's signature to the front pastedown. Internally, generally firmly bound. Binding is loosening in places, such as the first gathering and last few gatherings. The final plate has detached from textblock but is present. Pages are generally bright with scattered spots. Faint aroma of cigars internally. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
Last Found On: 2017-06-09           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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