THE LOOKING GLASS OR CARICATURE ANNUAL. 1831. VOL. 2

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THE LOOKING GLASS OR CARICATURE ANNUAL. 1831. VOL. 2
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London: Thos. McLean, . First Edition Folio (11" x 16") in period 1/2 crimson morocco leather over cloth boards. Pictorial title, preface, and 48 pages of hand-colored lithographed plates. The first volume (of 7) of McLean's monthly caricature magazine, sending up most aspects of British life and society. The caricatures, after William Heath and Robert Seymour, depict and comment on British politicians, European monarchs, and other notable people and spoof eating habits, fashion, lawyers, art and theatre, laws and reforms, Irish affairs, sports, and more. Title partially detached but holding, contents with some general light soiling and handling with a few instances of foxing and several very discreet repairs including to two long closed tears (the others primarily marginal). Binding rubbed along the hinges with some mild cracking. Very Good (Item ID: 018472)


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