LEECH, John, Illustrator; Gilbert Abbott à Beckett.
The comic history of England.
First editions. 8vo., 20 parts in 19 as issued, 20 hand-coloured etched plates and 240 woodcut illustrations by John Leech; some light general toning, minor offsetting from plates. Original pictorial printed wrappers; advertisements on inside wrappers and lower wrapper, a little minor creasing and rubbing to edges, 2 parts with ink name to top-right hand corner of upper wrapper, 9 parts with small nearly invisible repair to same corner, a few other ink marks and minor blemishes, preserved in a modern cloth chemise and morocco-backed solander box by Hyman Zucker of Philadelphia.
Abbey, Life 434; Tooley 296