SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

If you would like to get in touch, please feel free to contact:

A'BECKETT, Gilbert Abbott.
John Leech (illus)
Comic History of Rome.

Published
London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co., 1852.
Plates
11
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
0-5000
Published
London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co., 1852.
Ref
599

Half maroon leather over marbled boards, spine expertly re-backed, green morocco lettered title piece. Rich gilt decoration to spine, marbled edges, and endpapers. Good + or better ten hand-coloured plates by John Leech and numerous text illustrations. Coloured plates in order : 1. Frontis. Romulus & Remus discovered by the Shepherd. 2. Title page. 3. Tarquinius Superbus makes himself King. 4. Appius Claudius punished by the People. 5. The gallant Curtius leaping into the gulf. 6. Pyrrhus arrives in Italy with his Troupe. 7. Hannibal, whilst even yet a child, swears eternal hatred to the Romans. 8. Flaminius restoring liberty to Greece at the Isthmian Games. 9. The Mother of the Gracchi. 10. Marius discovered in the Marshes at Minturnoe. 11. Cicero denouncing Cataline.