London: Published at the Punch Office, 1847. 1st Edition. Cloth. Very Good / No Jacket, As Issued. Item #011227
Two Volumes. 8vo., (xii)320pp; (xi)i304pp. Sharp First Edition, originally published serially. Bound in publisher's brown cloth framed in blind. Front boards with bright gilt reproduction of the title page vignette. Bound in full dark green Morocco, double gilt ruled with gilt decorations on each board. Raised bands with gilt ruled and decorated compartments. Spine titles in gilt with additional gilt vignettes. 10 full-page color plates in each volume as well as many in-text illustrations by John Leech. Edges and spine toning. Pages mildly toned with some very light, scattered foxing. Some mild off-setting opposite plates. Light penciled ownership signature on flyleaf of each volume. Edges and tips gently bumped in some areas. A very pleasing collectable set, unusual in publisher's original binding.