Item #16511 Trying Toby & the Punch & Judy Show. Margaret Gilmour.
Trying Toby & the Punch & Judy Show
Trying Toby & the Punch & Judy Show
Trying Toby & the Punch & Judy Show
Trying Toby & the Punch & Judy Show

Trying Toby & the Punch & Judy Show

Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1925. Illustrated by Jack Orr. First American Edition. Hardcover with color paste-on.

Navy-blue cloth with color pictorial cover label. Boards slightly worn and soiled; foxing to endpapers, occasional marginal soiling; A good copy The previous owner has carved 'Warren' on the front cover. Illustrated in color by Jack Orr. Oblong, 9 by 6.25 inches; 30 pages

A good handled hardcover. Item #16511

This uncommon Punch and Judy children’s book is told from the standpoint of a young terrier. Often a live dog sat beside the performance. Traditionally the dog was named Toby and was trained to fight with, and attack the puppet, Punch.

Background Information:
Punch and Judy is a traditional puppet show featuring Mr. Punch and his wife Judy.

The performance consists of a sequence of short scenes, each depicting an interaction between two characters, most typically Mr. Punch and one other character who usually falls victim to Punch's slapstick. The Daily Telegraph called Punch and Judy "a staple of the British seaside scene".

The various episodes of Punch comedy, often provoking shocked laughter, are dominated by the clowning of Mr. Punch. [wiki]

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