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Book Reference: 42112
Author: Collier, John Payne. Edited By McPharlin, Paul.
Illustrator: Cruikshank, George.
Title: The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Punch And Judy
Price: 75.00
Year: 1937
Description: 1st edition thus, 8vo. limited edition of 1500, this number 1004. Tan blind stamped morocco, in slip case with protective inner sleeve. The book bears one small bookplate on front paste down, v.g. A reprint of an 1828 edition, but here with Cruikshank's original colour sketches reproduced by the collotype process. The puppets are of Italian manufacture, the property of Piccini, the best known Punchman of the day, and were drawn sometime in the autumn of 1827 at the King's Arms in the Coal Yard, Drury Lane - the lodgings of the puppeteer
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