Pictures of Life and Character:. From the Collection of Mr. Punch. [In Three Volumes, Series 1-5].
London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co, nd [circa late 1800s]. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. A wonderful and complete set of Leech's work from Punch. Please note, this set is not the more common, smaller version, it is the large (18"x12.5") oblong folio. Series 1 and 2 in one volume, 2 and 4 in the second and 5 in the third. Noted flaws notwithstanding, a very presentable set of rather scarce format. Good+ [Textblocks Very Good]. No DJ as Issued. Item #4794 Moderate shelf/edge wear, some tips through, minor fraying/loss at head and heel(s), Vol. 1 and 2 show repair at front and rear hinges/spine (effectively rebacked while preserving the original spines), Vol. 3 shows minor split at hinges, some small thumb tears at fore-edges, chip at the fore-edge of the title page of Series 1, small closed tear at bottom edge of Vol. 1 (does not involve any images), Vol. 2 shows a minor moisture stain at the fore-edge (involves a small number of pages and barely penetrates), else tight, bright and unmarred. Oblong fo. 94pp, 96pp, 94pp, 96pp, 94pp plus Index(es). Illus. (b/w engraved plates). Index(es).