Punchs Pocket Book
All that survives of Punchs Pocket Book for 1855 is, presumably, the front cover. Can anyone enlighten me as to what the contents would have been? Size: 83 x 121mm (3¼ x 4¾in).
This annual publication running from 1843-81 (at least), reprinted items from the previous year and included items normally to be found in a diary.
Here, for example is the one for 1879, taken from the ebay website.
- Punchs Pocket Book for 1879, A Calendar, Cash Account, Diary and Memoranda For Every Day in the Year. Illustrated by John Tenniel, Charles Keene and Linley Sambourne.
- London: Punch Office, 85, Fleet Street, E.C.,
- Bradbury Agnew, & Co., 8,9, & 10 Bouverie Street, E. C. 1879.
- Bound in Red Box-Grain Sheepskin. Filled with 14 humorous, black and white caricatures and a colour plate of a high wheel bicycle. Runs to 208 pages.
A A couple of photographs of Punch’s Pocket Book for 1854, one above showing the book closed and, below, the inside fold-out colour print and illustrated title page. The illustration in this edition are by John Leech and John Tenniel.