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Author: LEECH JOHN Title: "Pictures of Life and Character from the Collection of Mr Punch"
Description: Bradbury & Evans l886/1887. . A massive work, three volumes bound in one (280, 274, 268 pages), perhaps all of Leechs work for Punch (excluding the Political cartoons) from l842 to his early death in l864. Although Leech is for some associated mainly with Hunting through his illustrations for the novels of Surtees his most enduring work is his huge contribution to PUNCH. In addition to his many full page Political cartoons , the sketches reproduced here give wonderfully vivid account of the hazards of middle-class life in Victorian Britain, the dangers of social climbing (and falling) all the absurdities, and pretentions and misunderstandings associated with families, marriage, children, servants, class distinctions ( and in particular the way in which all these nuances are manifested in the Hunting Field!) A Magnificent collection. His vision is full of affection and understanding. A very nice copy . in half morocco with gilt panelled spine amd marbled endpapers 3 vols.
Keywords: Fox Hunting Victorianfamily Life
Price: GBP 110.00 = appr. US$ 157.08 Seller: David Batterham Books
- Book number: 6463