OCLC records very few holdings for issues of Punch à Paris
by [FRENCH COMIC PERIODICAL]
Paris: Bureaux, Ruse de Croissant, Avril 1850, 1850. First edition of this issue. OCLC records very few holdings for issues of Punch à Paris. Moderately foxed; boards a little darked at the edges; very good copy.. Quarto, later gray half cloth, marbled paper boards, brown leather label, gilt lettering, untrimmed, 192 pages. Origina pictorial front wrapper bound in; one leaf of terminal advertisements. Numerous illustrations by Cham, pseudonym of Amédée de Noé. A famous satricial French periodical, first published in 1832, that served as the model for the English Punch. The illustrator Cham (1818-1879) was one of the most active caricaturists of his time. See Ray, Art of the French Illustrated Book, pages 155-56. (Inventory #: 27044)
English & American Literature, Americana, First Editions, Bibliography
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