Fun and Judy offices, Hardcover (Half Leather), Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Unstated, Illustrated By: Phiz, Dalziel Brothers
4 illustrated books bound together, London: published by Fun Office and Judy Office, various dates in the mid-19th century, marbled paper boards half-bound in brown calf, speckled edges, binder's stamp on front paste-down, former owner's hand-written table of contents on free front endpaper, extensive illustration, some in color. 1. Fun's Holiday Book for the Seaside, the Road, Rail, and River, published at the "Fun" office, pp. 120, "with pictures on every page engraved by Dalziel Brothers." 2. Mermaids; With Other Tales Piscatorial and Pictorial, "Judy" Office, by Judy's Artists and Charles H. Ross, pp. 100. 3. Stage Whispers and Shouts Without, Judy Office, with colored costumes by Archibald Chasemore, heads by Alfred Bryan, comic scenes by Judy's Artists, and chatter at the wing by Charles H. Ross. A book about plays and playgoers, actors and actresses. 4. Yoicks! Heads and Tales, Tips and Turns Over (With a Spill or Two Thrown In), Judy Office, by Phiz (Hablot Browne), Judy's Other Sporting Artists, and Judy's Special Sporting Commissioner (the Other Jones), To Which Are Added a Few Plasters and Splinters by Charles H. Ross, pp. 116. The Dalziels worked at both the Fun and Judy offices, and were the proprietors of Fun, a humor periodical that is here packaged in book form. They also worked at Judy, which was run by Ross and labeled by CBEL as "a serio-comic journal." See CBEL V.4, third edition, 2930. The illustration bibliographies ignore this work, probably because of its link to periodicals. Condition of this book: Covers rubbed at extremities, backstrip loose but present; otherwise very good with occasional foxing. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Illustrator: Phiz, Dalziel Brothers. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Humour; England; 19th century; Art & Design. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54784.