A History of Caricature & Grotesque in Literature and Art. With illustrations from various sources drawn and engraved by F.W. Fairholt.
London: Virtue Brothers, 1865. First edition. Original plum embossed and blind stamped buckram with gilt vignette to the front board and tigl titles to spine. Top edge of spine a little bumped, but in very presentable condition. Closed page edges are an orange red. brown end papers, with a little cracking to the paper hinge but holding well. Hotel library stamp to the front end paper (no other library marks). A touch of marking and the odd foxing spot, but in surprisingly bright condition. Two pages are slightly protruding from the rest of the text block. With a 32 page Virtue brothers catalogue to the rear dated January 1865. xvi, 494 [ii], 32. pages. 230 x 160 mm (9 by 6¼ inches).