Figaro in London.No. 202. Saturday, September 23, 1837. Price One Penny.
Letterpress with two wood engravings. 4pp., 280 x 220mm (11 x 8¾"). Some wear and creasing.
Figaro in London, a comic paper, was founded as a weekly in 1831 and ran for almost eight years, written & edited first by Gilbert Abbott à Beckett then by Henry Mayhew. The main illustrator was Robert Seymour. . It is chiefly remembered nowadays as a forerunner to Punch. The first engraving is the magazine's heading, a scene of a 'whig shop'; the second illustrates the main article 'Steam and O'Connell', with a steam train with the face of Daniel O'Connell overturning a horse-drawn coach, includes an advert for Blair's Gout Pills!
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