The Comic History of Rome

By: a Beckett, Gilbert Albert

Price: $245.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


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. 8vo; 8.5 inches tall; xii, 308 p., [10] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm A few book-dealer notes and small ownership name on front endpages. [no date c1852]------ Illustrations by John Leech: 10 hand-colored plates and numerous wood engravings. ------- First Edition, First Printing.---- ------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, mainly burlesques and farces. REF: Bodl: 011680456; Abbey Life 435; Knutz Watson, 1142.

Title: The Comic History of Rome

Author Name: a Beckett, Gilbert Albert

Illustrator: Leech, John

Categories: 19th CENTURY LITERATURE and WORKS, GEOGRAPHY & WORLD HISTORY,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: London, Bradbury, Evans, and CO.: 1852

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: None Issued

Type: Book

Seller ID: 008258

Keywords: Rome -- History - Humor,