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1847-48 Albert Smith Natural Histories Including Idler Upon Town Illustrated
1848- London - D. Bogue 1847 - A humorous collection of 'natural histories' by Albert Smith, withengraved illustrations and caricatures throughout by Henning including an illustrated frontispiece to each volume. Five volumes bound in one. Albert Richard Smith (May 24, 1816 May 23, 1860), was an English author, entertainer, and mountaineer. The son of a surgeon, he studied medicine in Londonand in Paris, and his first literary effort was an account of his life there, which appeared in the Mirror. He gradually abandoned his medical work in favour of writing. Though a journalist rather than a literary figure, he was one of the most popular writers of his time, and a favourite humorist. He was one of the early contributors to Punch and was also a regular contributor to Richard Bentley's Miscellany, in whose pages his first and best known book, the novel The Adventures of Mr Ledbury, appeared in 1842. He also wrote a series of so-called natural histories: The Gent (1847), The Ballet Girl (1847), 'Stuck-Up' People (1847), Humbugs (1847) andThe Idler upon Town (1848). Condition: In a half long grain morocco binding with marbled paper covered board. Externally, sound but with slight bumping and some wear to extremities and boards and with some rubbing to boards. Front hinge slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Bright but with the odd spot and some handling marks to pages. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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