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Punch Magazine Volumes 13 - 16

Punch Magazine Volumes 13 - 16

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Volumes 13 - 16

The Office, Bradbury and Evans, 1847 - 49, black and white illustrations throughout, marbled fore edges, marbled end papers, compilation of magazine volumes in leather bound large hardcover

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges, corners, binding and covers, front cloth separating from board, previous owners details on title page,  dust-jacket shows edge and shelf wear with rubbing, bumping, creasing, chipping and tearing to edges, corners and spine  (see photographs)

“Punch was founded on 17 July 1841 by Henry Mayhew and wood-engraver Ebenezer Landells, on an initial investment of £25. It was jointly edited by Mayhew and Mark Lemon. It was subtitled The London Charivari in homage to Charles Philipon's French satirical humour magazine Le Charivari.[1] Reflecting their satiric and humorous intent, the two editors took for their name and masthead the anarchic glove puppet, Mr. Punch, of Punch and Judy; the name also referred to a joke made early on about one of the magazine's first editors, Lemon, that "punch is nothing without lemon". Mayhew ceased to be joint editor in 1842 and became "suggestor in chief" until he severed his connection in 1845. The magazine initially struggled for readers, except for an 1842 "Almanack" issue which shocked its creators by selling 90,000 copies. In December 1842 due to financial difficulties, the magazine was sold to Bradbury and Evans, both printers and publishers. Bradbury and Evans capitalised on newly evolving mass printing technologies and also were the publishers for Charles Dickens and William Makepeace Thackeray.”


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