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Pictures of Life and Characters From the Collection of Mr. Punch

Leech, John

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London: Published by Bradbury and Evans, 1854. Oblong folios, in original publisher's bindings of quarter leather and pictorial boards. 94 pages, plus 2-page index. Illustrated with hundreds of Leech's most famous humorous engravings of English social, domestic, and political life. A worn copy, with front cover detached, but with internal contents for the most part in very good condition. Shipping charges extra, and figured at actual cost when order is placed. John Leech (1817-1864) learned to engrave in wood from Orrin Smith, and also studied at Paris under a French caricaturist in 1836. "His humour was like his talent, gentle, warm-hearted and positive, his world, the ups and downs of middle class life, the sports of the squirearchy, and the peccadilloes of army officers and undergraduates.In August 1841 he contributed his first block to the newly established satirical journal Punch; Leech's art was ripe for this type of pictorial satire and within a few months he had made it his own, establishing a convention of social humour that was to last until the 1920's." (Houfe, Simon "Dictionary of 19th Century British Illustrators"). Bookseller Inventory # 7202

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Title: Pictures of Life and Characters From the ...

Binding: Soft cover

Illustrator: John Leech

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