The Comic Almanack: An Ephemeris In Jest And Earnest Containing "All Things Fitting For Such A Work." By Ricdum Funnidos, Gent. 1835-1853. George Cruikshank.
The Comic Almanack: An Ephemeris In Jest And Earnest Containing "All Things Fitting For Such A Work." By Ricdum Funnidos, Gent. 1835-1853

The Comic Almanack: An Ephemeris In Jest And Earnest Containing "All Things Fitting For Such A Work." By Ricdum Funnidos, Gent. 1835-1853

London: Charles Tilt / Tilt & Bogue / David Bogue, 1835-1853. Cruikshank, George. First edition. leather_bound. 17 x 11 cm., and 14 x 9 cm (1848-1849). 195 etched plates by Cruikshank, plus five fold-out plates, four in color, and with original wrappers bound-in. Thackeray contributed to the 1839-1840 issues. Contains practically all the first issue points noted by Cohn -- numbered pages of adverts at front and unnumbered at rear, all little slips as called for, Beaufoys toothache ads, proper paper color of wrappers (with scarce first issue green wrapper for 1848), with Bogue's Annual Catalogue for 1847, with "very scarce" 1845 issue containing the "Fine Art Distribution" woodcut on p.32 and p.31 letterpress only, last issues in orange cloth. COHN 184. Interior contents, plates and text -- clean, fresh and crisp. Bound by Bartlett of Boston, bookplate of Donald S. Tuttle in Vol. I. Raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, spine labels lettered in gilt, double gilt cover border fillets, inner dentelles, a few joints slightly rubbed. Full maroon calf. Teg. Near fine. 19 volumes (all published) bound in nine. Item #21400

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