Beckett (Gilbert a') -editor.
Title: Figaro In London. Volume 1 (Dec 10, 1831 - Dec 29, 1832) and Volume 4 (Jan 3, 1835 - Dec 26, 1835)
Publisher:  London: William Strange, 1831-1832 & 1835.
Seller ID: 53988
Two volumes. 4to. Volume One is in quarter-calf & marbled boards. The spine is missing, the upper board and first leaf detatched, the lower board about half-detatched; Volume Two is in beige & blue paper-covered boards, the spine lacking, the upper board and first 30 pages detatched, the lower board hanging on by a thread. Volume One contains issues #1 thruogh #56, complete, as well as the title page and introductory matter. Volume Four contains issues 161 through 212. Volume One contains the bookplate of Thomas Burke, and 1833 ownership signatures on the end-paper and title, which look to be that of John Smale Torr. This English comic paper was edited by Gilbert a' Beckett, who was later associated with PUNCH, to which FIGARO is a precursor. The main illustrator was Robert Seymour (who later committed suicide while illustrating THE PICKWICK PAPERS). All issues are complete, all are of 4 pages in length (save for 3, which are of 8 pages). A few have short tears or chips to the margins, and there is light scattered foxing, bent page corners, and some modest edge wear. These two volumes contain issues 1 -56 and 161-212 of this illustrated periodical.