The Comic Almanack 1835 – 1838

The Comic Almanack 1835 – 1838


The Comic Almanack 1835 Р1838

By George Cruikshank

Printed In London For Branston and Co.

The Volume is in Good Condition bound in half calf over marbled boards, with the spine divided into five gilt-stamped Compartments by four gilt bands, with the leaf edges red speckled. Externally the board and spine are lightly scuffed in general, with the rear board and spine detached from the book block, which is shaken a bit, and wth splits to the hinges and chipping to the head of the spine, and with the board corners bumped a bit. Internally the leaves are generally clean and amply margined, with some mild foxing throughout and some mild toning on certain leaves otherwise.
The Volume is Predominantly Complete lacking for leaf C4 for the 1838 section.See below for pagination & dimensions.

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Of The Comic Almanack

George Cruikshank Was an English Illustrator of the nineteenth century, praised as a ‘modern Hogarth.’ A master caricaturist, Cruikshank came to prominence for his depictions of life in london, beginning with Pierce Egan’s Life in London, in which the characters Tom and Jerry, two ‘men about town’ visit various London locations and taverns to enjoy themselves and carouse. This was followed by The Comic Almanack. Produced from 1835 to 1853, the Comic Almanack parodies the annual publications, with numerous illustrations, bawdy poetry, all set within the framework of lunar calendars and astrology. Only a few years into the run of the Almanack, he began collaborating with Charles Dickens.
Lord-Mayors Day - The Comic Almanack

Pagination & Dimensions

The volume is paginated as follows: [1]-54, [3]-54, [1]-58, [1]-22, 25-58. The volume collates as follows: [A]2, B-F4, G3, [A]-F4, G3, [A]-G4, H1, [A]-B4, C3, D-G4, H1. The volume measures about 16 cm. By 10.5 cm. By 2.5 cm. Each leaf measures about 155 mm. By 100 mm.

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