London: Punch Office and Bradbury & Evans, 1847-. 1st. Hardcover. 8vo. (xii)320pp; (xii)304pp; (xii)308pp. 30 color steel engravings and 338 woodcuts by John Leech. Half-titles (The Comic History of England in red; The Comic History of Rome in black) and title pages in red and black, with vignette. Contemporary full caramel leather with gilt lettering and decorations to spine; raised bands; gilt ruling and decoration to covers; gilt dentelles; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt. A beautifully bound set by W. T. Morrell in London. Minor wear to extremities otherwise fine. Item #8930
The Comic History of England covers the period from the invasion by Julius Caesar to the accession of George III. The Comic History of Rome covers the period from the founding of the city to the end of the commonwealth.