London, Punch, 1841 to 1853.
Quarto, thirteen volumes, approximately 260-280 pages with numerous illustrations per volume.
Uniform contemporary half morocco and marbled papered boards, with the spines decorated and lettered in gilt; covers a little rubbed, with a few minor blemishes; trifling signs of use and age to the text, but overall an excellent run of the first 25 volumes.
Attention all 'Flashman' fans! George Macdonald Fraser (1925-2008) 'rightly prided himself on his command of 19th-century trivia and slang, often drawn from contemporary issues of "Punch"' (from his obituary in 'The Telegraph', 3 January 2008). The first Flashman book is set between 1839 and 1842, and the series then progresses chronologically through the period of this run of 'Punch'.