The Turkish Alphabet. Designed by R. B. Brough & Drawn by G

BROUGH, Robert Barnabas. The Turkish Alphabet. Designed by R. B. Brough & Drawn by G. G. Hine [lithographic cover title].

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BROUGH, Robert Barnabas. The Turkish Alphabet. Designed by R. B. Brough & Drawn by G. G. Hine [lithographic cover title]. London, David Bogue, [c. 1854].

12mo. Original pictorial lithographic wrappers, backstrip renewed; ff. [24] with lithographic illustrations, alphabet illustrations on the inside of upper and lower wrapper, wrappers a little spotted; printed on stiff paper.
Very rare sole edition of this alphabet book with political caricatures relating to the 'Turkish question' and the earlier stages of the Crimean War. Robert Barnabas Brough (1828-1860) was a mid-Victorian playwright, journalist, illustrator and and poet.
COPC locates copies in the BL, and in Oxford and Cambridge; the only copy to have appeared on the market was a coloured copy, sold at auction in 1989 for £660.

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