1853-1854. Punch’s Pocket Book was a “travel-sized” annual publication based on the British satirical magazine Punch. It included an almanac, cash account log, a daily diary, business information, short stories, poetry, and cartoons. The Pocket Book was illustrated by prominent illustrators, including John Leech. Ref: Bandeis Uni., USA.
(1) [Punch’s Pocket Book Cover] , 1854. Hand-coloured etching, title and date in plate, 12.1 x 8cm (paper). Slight soiling.
(2) Alarming Prospect. The Single Ladies Off To The [Gold] Diggings, 1853. Hand-coloured etching, captioned and titled in plate, accompanied with page of letterpress including date, 13.5 x 21.6cm. Slight foxing.
Captions include “A likely start indeed!” Letterpress includes “The gold has been discovered and away go all the ladies to the diggings, despising the humble fortune of resident lovers.” From Follies of the Year: a series of coloured etchings from Punch’s Pocket Books, 1844-1864.
(3) Topsy Turvey, Or Our Antipodes, c1854. Hand-coloured etching, captioned and titled in plate, annotated “1854” in pencil below image, 12.1 x 22.2cm (paper). Soiling, slight tears and wear to edges, old folds as issued.
Captions include “Now then, you Master of Arts! Look sharp with that pale ale.”.
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