Publisher: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, first edition, 1976
Description:Very Good. Illustrated boards, 29 cm, 144 pp, chiefly ills (150...Very Good. Illustrated boards, 29 cm, 144 pp, chiefly ills (150 ills). From the blurb: "The Victorians are usually pictured as prim, proper and repressed. Yet it was in Victoria's Britain that the comic paper was born and her subjects eagerly devoured their 'Penny Dreadfuls' and 'Comic Cuts', This first ever compilation of Victorian comics la culled from England's largeset collection by its curator Denis Gifford. In these pages many forgotten figures of fun (such as Ally Sloper, Chokee Bill, Airy Alf and Bouncing Billy) live again, not to mention such notorious episodes as the assault on the Albert Memorial by the Ball's Pond Banditti and the capture of Pretoria by Weary Willie and Tired Tim."
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.
You're signed up (and we ♥ you). Watch for our Welcome e-mail and your first coupon. Thanks!