The Adventures of Mr Oldburgh, Tilt & Bogue
Lot 74
TOPFFER (RODOLPHE) The Adventures of Mr Oldburgh, [1841?]
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The Adventures of Mr Obadiah Oldbuck. Wherin are duly set forth the crosses, chagrins, calamities, checks, chills, changes and circumgirations by which his courtship was attended, wood-engraved title and illustrations throughout, some leaves frayed and soiled at edges, short tear to title (no loss), publisher's pictorial cloth gilt, slightly worn, recased, oblong 8vo, Tilt and Bogue, [printed by Bradbury and Evans, 1841?]


  • The first edition in English of Histoire de M. Vieux bois by the Swiss caricaturist and cartoonist Rodolphe Topffer. This fore-runner of the graphic novel is particularly important as the American edition published the following year is often quoted as being the first comic book published in the US.
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