London: Methuen, 1952. xvi+152p., color frontispiece, preface, introductory, footnotes, illustrated with 13 plates, summary, bibliography, index, very good first edition in nice openweave cloth caseing gilt. Davenant and Buckingham, Duffett, John Gay, Henry Fielding, Sheridan, W.S. Gilbert, Shaw, Leacock. Max Beerbohm, pantomime and ballet etc.
From p.23: "Burlesque in France was stunted in its youth by a surfeit of laughter. In England, though strongly influenced both by Scarron and Boileau, it was to grow up into an adult and peculiarly English joke"