The Comic History of Rome

By: [Leech, John] a Beckett, Gilbert Albert

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Irreverent recounting of British and Roman histories with illustrations. The style of writing was uncommon this early in the 19th century.


the Preface states, "to blend amusement with instruction by serving up, in as palatable a shape as [the author] could, the facts of English [and, later, Roman] history."


Writer Becket worked with illustrator Leech on the staff of the poplar and influential humor magazine Punch.


Green pebbled cloth covered boards with gilt blind-stamped decorations and titles. All edges gilt. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Trace of foxing. A few book-dealer notes and small ownership name on front endpages.
8vo; 8.5 inches tall; xii, 308pp.
>br>REF: Bodl: 011680456; Abbey Life 435; Knutz p1;

Title: The Comic History of Rome

Author Name: [Leech, John] a Beckett, Gilbert Albert

Illustrator: Illustrations by John Leech: 10 hand-colored plates and numerous wood engravings.Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm.

Categories: Ancient History / Archeology, Literature & Poetry, 19th CENTURY: Literature and Works,

Publisher: London:, Bradbury, Evans, and CO.,: [no date c1852]

Binding: Hardcover.

Size: 8vo; 8.5 inches tall; xii, 308pp.

lb: 2.00 lb

Seller ID: 008258