A uniformly bound set of the first one hundred issue of the humorous Punch magazine, together with a history of the publication.
Punch, or the London Charivari was a British weekly magazine of humour and satire established in 1841 by Henry Mayhew and engraver Ebenezer Landells. Historically, it was most influential in the 1840s and 50s, when it helped to coin the term "cartoon" in its modern sense as a humorous illustration.
With marbled endpapers.
Illustrated throughout with thousands of vignette caricatures and full-page illustrations, including two large folding plates to the final volumes.
Notable contributors included George du Maurier, John Leech, Arthur Rackham, Richard Doyle, and many others.
Issues are bound thus:
Volume XIII - XVI
The History of Punch, M. A. Speilmann  Cassell, Petter and Galpin
Complete in twenty-six volumes.
In half-morocco bindings. Externally, generally smart, though with some slight rubbing and sunning to the spines, along with a few marks to the boards. Wear to the bottom of one spine. Hinges have been reinforced with cloth tape. Internally, firmly bound. Creasing to front page of volumes 57-60, 93-96 and 97-100. With tidemarks to textblocks of volumes 61-64 and 93-96, not affecting the text. Pages are bright, with just some instances of scattered light foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD.
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