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. Hardcover. In the original parts. 17 x 11 cm., and 14 x 9 cm (1848-1849). 195 etched plates by Cruikshank, plus five fold-out plates, four in color. 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. COHN 184. Marginal toning to some full page plates, light wear to bindings, neat repairs to several backstrips and wrappers. All color fold-out plates bright, crisp and clean. Housed in custom slotted board box with lid. Very good. Item #22016

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