Item #5676 American Broad Grins. Rigdum Funnidos, John Leech.
American Broad Grins

American Broad Grins

London: Robert Tyas, 1839. Very Good. Item #5676

London: Robert Tyas, 1839. Second Edition. 24m0 (5.5" x 3.75"); 76pp. Four illustrations by John Leech. Full calf with gilt lettering and borders, with gilt decoration to all edges. Marbled endpapers and pages edges. Bookplate of Charles T. Hebbert on front pastedown, with bookseller's ticket of Cawthorn & Co. at top corner. Boards a bit edgeworn with some scuffs down joints and scratches to surface. Small description clipped from old bookseller's catalog attached vertically along gutter of flyleaf. First two plates foxed with some offsetting opposite. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.

Small collection of jokes concerning Americans, their customs, and manners, aimed at an English audience. This copy from the personal library of journalist William Safire.

Price: $100.00