Attractive 1846 Comic Blackstone A'Beckett, Gilbert Abbott [1811-1856]. Cruikshank, George [1797-1878], Illustrator. The Comic Blackstone of "Punch." With Illustrations by Cruikshank. Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1846. [xii], 9-94; [ii], 9-52; iv, 13-117, , 5, ,  pp. Frontispiece and pictorial title page to Part I. Text preceded by 6 pp. of publisher advertisements not noted in Laeuchli; 10 pp. of publisher advertisements at rear of text. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary paneled cloth, blind fillets and gilt title to spine. Binding slightly cocked, light rubbing to boards and extremities, chipping to spine ends, rear joint starting at foot, corners bumped and worn, ownership signature (of John F. Tobey, dated November 1st, 1855) to front free endpaper. Light toning and foxing to interior, a few partial cracks to text block, all leaves secure. $300. * Reissue of the first American edition, 1844-1846, in a single volume. The classic parody of the Commentaries, it went through numerous English and American editions. Cruikshank was the leading English illustrator and caricaturist of his day. He is best known for work for William Hone and Charles Dickens. Not in Eller. Laeuchli, A Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone 433.
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