Item #7883 A History of Caricature & Grotesque in Literature and Art. Thomas Wright.

A History of Caricature & Grotesque in Literature and Art

London: Virtue Brothers, 1865. F. 494 pages + 32 page catalogue of Virtue Brothers publications at back; "With Illustrations from Various Sources, Drawn and Engraved by F.W. Fairholt, Esq., F.S.A." in black and white with wonderful representations of humor from many ages; "...To trace these variations in literature connected with society, to describe the influences of society upon literature and of literature upon society, during the progress of the latter, appears to me to be the true meaning of the word history, and it is in this sense that I take it..."; edges dyed red; rebound in medium gray cloth, with gray paper covered boards, gilt ruled,with appropriate leather gilt-lettered spine label all by Lamb & Buck Bindery; some foxing to early and last leaves; overall, in very good condition, handsomely bound. Item #7883

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