Publisher: Paris: Bureaux, Ruse de Croissant, Avril 1850.
Edition: First edition of this issue.
Bibliographical References: OCLC records very few holdings for issues of Punch à Paris.
Condition: Moderately foxed; boards a little darked at the edges; very good copy.
Book ID: 27044
DescriptionQuarto, later gray half cloth, marbled paper boards, brown leather label, gilt lettering, untrimmed, 192 pages. Origina pictorial front wrapper bound in; one leaf of terminal advertisements. Numerous illustrations by Cham, pseudonym of Amédée de Noé.
CommentsA famous satricial French periodical, first published in 1832, that served as the model for the English Punch. The illustrator Cham (1818-1879) was one of the most active caricaturists of his time. See Ray, Art of the French Illustrated Book, pages 155-56.