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Punch and Judy / with twenty-four illustrations designed and engraved by George Cruikshank ; and other plates

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Fifth edition


London: Bell & Daldy, York Street, Covent Garden, 1870

Physical Description

94 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.

General Note

Accompanied by the dialogue of the puppet-show, an account of its origin, and of puppet plays in England [t.p.]
Introduction and descriptions by John Payne Collier


Introduction -- I. Origin of Punch in Italy -- II. Origin and progress of puppet-plays in England -- III. Arrival of Punch in England -- IV. Nature of Punch’s performance -- Punch’s pranks -- V. Moral of Punch’s performances -- VI. On the character of Punch -- The tragical comedy of Punch and Judy


Illustrated books
Hand-coloured etchings
puppet shows


George Cruikshank, illustrator
John Payne Collier, contributor
Bell and Daldy, publisher
William Clowes and Sons, printer