‎A'BECKETT ..//.. Gilbert Abbott A'Beckett (1811-1856).‎
‎The Comic History of Rome.‎

‎London, Bradbury, Agnew, & CO., sd (1881), 1 volume, grand et fort in-8, relié, XVIII-417 p.. Illustrations de John Leech, 10 planches couleur sur chine, nombreuses lettrines et vignettes noir et blanc sur fond jaune, chronologie et index en fin de volume. Reliure d'époque, plein maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs avec caissons et fleurons dorés, titre doré, quadruple filet et guirlande dorés d'encadrement sur les plats, roulette dorée intérieure, tranches dorées, usure aux coins, coiffes frottées, rousseurs en début et fin de volume ainsi que sur les gravures hors-texte. /// Illustrations by John Leech, 10 color plates of china, initials and many black and white stickers on a yellow background, chronology and index at the end of volume. Antique bookbinding, full red morocco, spine ribbed with boxes and gilded florets, gilded title, quadruple net and golden garland framing on the dishes, gilded interior caster, gilded sections, corners worn, rubbed caps, beginning foxed and end of volume as well as engravings inset. Ex-libris Henry Dunand.‎

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‎A'Beckett and Leech again combined talents for this askew look at antiquity. The prospectus situates the undertaking thus : "In the present day, light literature has acquired considerable weight, from the fact of its being honourably employed in elevating, with all its buoyancy, those who submit themselves to its guidance ... It was, perhaps, a bold experiment to relieve the Muse of History of some of those heavy incumbrances in which she had hitherto been dressed, and to display her in a lighter garb, appearing more nearly to the naked truth; but the plan having been carried out most successfully in one instance (The Comic History of England) it has been determined to let 'another still succeed.'" The parts were issued uniformly with those of England. Abbey Life 435 ; Tooley 298. Bon état. ************* Remise 20 % pour toute commande supérieure à 100 €, envoi gratuit en courrier suivi et assurance à partir de 30 € d'achat (France seulement).‎

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