The Puppet-Showman's Album.

(Parodies.) [HANNAY (James)]

The Puppet-Showman's Album.

With Contributions by the most eminent Light and Heavy Writers of the Day. Illustrated by Gavarni.

Description: FIRST EDITION, with wood-engraved frontispiece and 7 plates, numerous cuts in the text, pp. iv, [5-] 52, 8vo, contemporary half dark green calf, spine gilt and blind tooled in compartments, with a nice gilt roll tool on the flat raised bands, burgundy lettering piece, a little worn, but pleasant enough, ownership inscription on fly-leaf of R. N. Greene Armitage

Publication Details: [Printed by Vizetelly Brothers and Co.], Published at the Office, 334 Strand, [1848]

Notes: Rare. The comic paper Puppet Show, which lasted from 1848 to 1849 was a formidable rival of 'Punch'. It was founded by James Hannay and among the contributors, literary and artistic, are Shirley Brooks, Gavarni, Cham, H.G. Hine and others who afterwards became famous 'Punch' men. Hannay had various influential literary friends, notably Thackeray, parodied here (kindly enough): Thackeray himself no mean parodist. Author unknown to Sadleir, who in fact had no novels by Hannay. Sadleir says the plates in his copy have no relevance to the text, and are Grangerisations. They may bear no relation t...more

Bibliography: (Sadleir 3426)

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Price: £750

Subject: Literature

Published Date: [1848]

Stock Number: 64439

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