Punch's Pocket-Book for 1876, containing a Calendar, Cash Account, Diary and Memoranda for Every Day in the Year, and a Variety of Useful Business Information
Illustrated by John Tenniel, Charles Keene and Linley Sambourne
1876, First Edition, Punch Office, 85, Fleet Street, E.C., London
Sewn binding. Fold-over Red Leather over soft boards, tongue and loop closure, all edges of leaves gilt, 5", 192 pages, full color 4-page fold-out illustration in front, black and white illustrations
Good condition, light scuffs and rubbing on cover and edges, front hinge loose, intact, inside clean, a few notations in the accounts section, else-wise unmarked
Sample of Contents:
Part I - The Royal Family; Sovereigns and Heads of Governments (foreign); The Queen's Ministers; Government Offices and Officers (England); Legislature - The House of Peers (Lords); The House of Commons; Members of the Privy Council; Legislation of 1875; Railway Stations; Bank of England; Eclipses in 1876; Insurance Offices in London; Unseaworthy Ships; English Courts of Law; Governors of Colonies; Criminal Statistics; Every Day Life in 1875; Calendar and Cash Account; Diary and Memoranda; and more
Part II - The Thousand and One Nights; The Iles of Grease; Useful Hints on the Etiquette of Courtship and Matrimony; Reasonable Rhymes; The Bostoon; Rules for Heir-Hunting; Sugar Duties; Competitive Courtship; The Question of Sex; and more
A scarce and interesting little volume! A great look at English History practically as it was happening and in the eyes of the English of the day.
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