THE COMIC HISTORIES OF ENGLAND AND ROME, WITH 30 HAND-COLORED PLATES BY JOHN LEECH, FIRST EDITIONS IN THE ORIGINAL PARTS
A'BECKETT, Gilbert A. The Comic History of England, The Comic History of Rome. London
London, July 1846-February 1848; 1851. Twenty parts; ten parts in nine.
First editions—in the scarce original serialized parts—of these irreverent recountings of British and Roman histories, illustrated with hundreds of in-text woodcuts and 30 hand-colored etchings by famous satirical artist John Leech. $1500.