The Most Lavish Edition of The Comic Blackstone A'Beckett, Gilbert Abbott [1811-1856]. A'Beckett, Arthur William [1844-1909], Editor. Furniss, Harry [1854-1925], Illustrator. The Comic Blackstone. London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., 1887. xxviii, 324 pp. Complete set of parts, as issued. Ten color lithographed plates (one a frontispiece), numerous engravings. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary gilt-edged three-quarter morocco over cloth, gilt-edged raised bands, gilt ornaments and gilt title to spine, marbled endpapers. A few minor scuffs to boards, light rubbing to extremities, armorial book (of John Charles Bigham) to front pastedown. Light toning to text, plates vivid, minor dampstining to lower margins of preliminaries. A notable handsome copy. $450. * "New and revised" edition, the first with plates and text illustrations by Harry Furniss. Edited by the author's son, this is the most lavish edition of the classic satire ever published. Laeuchli, A Bibliographical Catalogue of William Blackstone 453.
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