Author:“ALEPH” [HARVEY, William Henry]


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Geographical Fun: Being Humourous Outlines of Various Countries. With an Introduction and Descriptive Lines.

By: “ALEPH” [HARVEY, William Henry]

Price: £2,500.00

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton, [1868]:

Seller ID: 38363

4to. pp. [6], 12 coloured maps, [4, publisher’s adverts]. Original cloth, rather rubbed and gutta percha perished with some slight chipping to the margins of the maps, not affecting the images. The introduction describes these caricature maps as the work of a "young lady... in her fifteenth year." The introduction itself and accompanying four lines of verse beneath each map are ascribed to "Aleph" on the title-page, but the book was in fact a posthumous work by William Harvey, wood-engraver, illustrator and writer of verse for children. The 12 chromolithographed, an... View more info