Cruikshank Books & Prints
George, Isaac, Robert,
James Gillray

1. Cruikshank, Isaac.
A Long Headed Minuet !!
London: Thomas Tegg, 1807. 26.5 x 40.5 cm. Hand colored etching. From left to right characters comment: "I think I never saw a minuet better performed." She responds," But dont you think Sir John she is too conceited about her beauty? The men at right respectively, "Is she not a fine women my Lord." Man with eye spectacle, "Oh charming. Grace is in all her steps Heaven in her eye. In very gesture Dignity and Love." Woodward also represented here. Top margin slightly frayed. Krumbhaar 663. Near fine. $325.00

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A Design for a Scene in the Intended new Melo Drama intitled Forty Thieves.
London: John Hays, March 25th 1805. 30 x 48 cm. Hand colored etching. On the left. Fox stands at his tavern-door, which is at r. angles to the front of the house where a large open sash-window faces the spectator. Below the window is a large inscription: 'C. J. F & Co. Dealers Rectifiers and Compounders [the 'nf' of 'confounders' is scored through, and replaced by 'mp'] of foreign Spirits'. Beside the window are chequers, indicating the sale of ale; below them: 'Whitbreads intire' [cf. BMSat 10421]. Over the door is the sign: a crown, and 'The Case is Altered' [cf. BMSat 9714], with a bunch of grapes indicating the sale of wine. Fox, very neat and debonair, with a napkin under his arm, a corkscrew in his coat-pocket, a typical tavern-keeper or head-waiter, smiles at a ragged, Bohemian-looking fellow, who approaches him, with outstretched left hand, a large book under his right. arm inscribed 'Pl[an] of Reform'. The ragged reformer says: "Ah! Citizen, how do you do. I've just finisd my plan of Reform, and as you have no plan we can as well be going on with that as doing nothing." Fox, his hand thrust in his coat-pocket, answers: "Citizen!!! we-go-on-with your plan!!! I dont understand you Oh!. I suppose you mean what I used to gammon my Custommers with when I lived over the way, but that sort of fun wont do now, we are all different people!" Within the open window members of the new Ministry are seated drinking, as if at a tavern-club meeting, with Erskine, wearing a hat and Chancellor's wig and gown, in the chairman's seat, which is surmounted by the Prince of Wales's feathers (see BMSat 10525); he holds the mace. On the left. (or Erskine's r.) are Sheridan (a bottle of 'Sherry' in front of him), Grey, and Lauderdale. Opposite them are (r. to left.): Grenville, Bedford, Moira (wearing a cocked hat and smoking a long pipe), Petty, and (slightly isolated) Sidmouth. These heads are after Gillray. They sing prophetically. Paper adhesions on verso. Krumbhaar 254. Very good. $320.00

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Sherry's Plan of Economy or the Speaker Traveling in Stile.
London: S.W. Fores, April 3, 1803. 20.5 x 35.5 cm. Hand colored etching. In a clumsy two-wheeled chaise drawn by a donkey (left to right) the Speaker sits holding a huge umbrella over himself and his mace-bearer, who sits on the box-seat driving, the mace against his shoulder. On the corner of a wall (left) is 'Parliament Street'. John Bull (right) stands facing the donkey; he says: "I like this Plan of Sheridan's much I wish it was carried on through Pall Mall [i.e. at Carlton House] as well as Parliament Street then Poor I should have less taxes to Pay." The driver remarks: "I suppose the Judges & councell are to go their Circuits in a Waggon." Lacking portion at left corner top margin, small nicks at lower margin. Krumbhaar 1091. Very good. Wraps. $175.00

4. Cruikshank, George. (Illustrator).
Illustrations Of Smollett, and Fielding.
London: Cochrane and Pickersgill, James Cochrane, 1831-1832. Oblong 4to, 29.5 x 43 cm. No title page, spine reads "Cruikshank's Illustrations to Fielding and Smollett." Adopted from "Roscoe's Novelist's Library." COHN 702-707. There are 37 India proof portraits mounted on 19 leaves each with descriptive text. Smollett titles include, Humphrey Clinker (four etchings), Roderick Random (five etchings) and Peregrine Pickle (eight etchings). Fielding titles are Tom Jones, (eight etchings) The Adventures of Joseph Andrews (four etchings) and The History of Amelia (eight etchings). The images measure 17 x 11 cm. There are also two engraved portraits of the authors -- Fielding and Smollett. Images are bright and clean. Raised bands, spine gilt decorated in six compartments, rubbing to corners, light front cover stain. Three quarter green morocco and marbled boards, rebacked with spine laid-down. Aeg. Very good. $890.00

4A. Cruikshank, George.
A Swarm of English Bees hiving in the Imperial Carriage ! Who Would Have thought it !!!!
London: McLean, August 1st 1835. 28.5 x 40 cm. Engraving -- Poster reads, "A Scene at the London Museum Piccadilly - or - A peep at the spoils of Ambition, taken at the Battle of Waterloo being a New Tax on John Bull for 1816 &c.." Gentleman at left notes, "This is one of Napoleon's shirts Ladies." Man in hat just above and left of previous comment says, "Ah! mon dear Empreu'r des is de Shocking sights." Sharp, deep impression. Near fine.$195.00

4B. _____.
Boney's threatened invasion brought to bear or taking a View of the English coast from ye Poop of the Bellerophon.
London: S.W. Fores, September 10, 1815. First edition. Hand colored engraving 13 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches in mat 19 x 15 inches. An ironic allusion to Napoleon's invasion of England For Elba as Hell Bay. As Napoleon views the coast Bertrand says, "By gar! mon Emperor. dey have erect von prospect for you/" To which Napoleon replies, "Me no like de D--n prospect." John Bull sitting on the cannon, scowls at him saying "I think how Master Boney, that instead of sending you to Hell-Bay they sho'd have sent you to Hell at once." Slight crease running vertically at center. Color are sharp and bright. Mat and illustration. Fine. Pictorial Boards. $495.00

4C. _____.
George Cruikshank's Fairy Library. Hop-O'-My-Thumb And The Seven-League Boots * The History of Jack & the Bean Stalk * Cinderella And The Glass Slipper.
London: George Routledge And Sons, 1865. All are 18 x 14 cm. 30, 32 and 31 pages respectively. All in original green wrappers with advert rear back cover and Cruikshank's fairy tale story of his nephew on verso of front cover. Respectively there are "Drawn and Etched" plates for each as follows: six, six & ten full page printed recto or verso only. Hop-O'My-Thumb lacks small portion of lower back cover at margin. Interior contents clean and fresh. Backstrip wear and some loss to each with Jack An The Beanstalk lacking two centimeters at backstrip foot. Again respectively, COHN 191, 192, & 193. All housed in very good quarter dark green and marbled board slipcase with raised bands and red leather spine label printed in gilt. $895.00

5. Cruikshank, George.
The Humourist A Collection Of Entertaining Tales, Anecdotes Epigrams, &c.
London: John C. Nimmo, 1892. First edition. 220, 228, 224, 226 pages. 19.5 x 15 cm. Limited edition, copy 60 of 260. Forty hand colored etchings, including additional engraved half-titles with vignettes in each volume. A series of comic tales originally published in 1819-1820. Light rubbing to extremities. Raised bands, gilt decorated spine panels lettered in gilt. COHN 419 noting first edition...."there are ten coloured etchings to each volume." 20th century three quarter red morocco and red cloth. Teg. Near fine. 4 vols. $795.00

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My Sketch Book.
London: Charles Tilt, 1834-1836. First edition. 22 x 31 cm, 37 hand-colored etched plates, including etched title in No. 1., in the nine original parts. ABBEY LIFE 275. COHN 181. Notes the first six numbers with a printed title were not issued with the parts. He also states, "India proofs of this item were not issued. The work has often been reprinted in inferior style." First state of the second plate in number five. Wrapper No IV is as described by COHN: "The wrappers of Part III are used, and '4' is written in ink over the III with Cruikshank's complaint of Mr. Kidd the publisher." .Backstrip of No. 3 chipped, No. VII cover stained, approx. 9 centimeters from upper spine to the "My" in title, balance of issues are sound, bright and fresh. Orig. illustrated wrappers. Very good housed in firm, later green cloth box lettered in gilt (spine and front cover) showing some wear to extremities. $2,400.00

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Twelve Etchings Of Sir John Falstaff.
London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans and Roberts, 1857. First plate of the Series: with image of Sir John Falstaff Knight seated, "Drawn by William Shakespeare, Etched by George Cruikshank," and inscribed in pencil to "Erasmus Wilson Esq. F.R.S.with the regards of George Cruikshank," with his florid signature below the plate impression. All plates are 43.5 x 30 cm., printed on heavy stock. The first picture size is 16.5 x 12 cm. and presented vertically. The following eleven plates are horizontal, 17.5 x 11.5 cm. and captioned: Henry 4th with Scene and Act noted. Plates are generally clean with foxing in the margins. All eleven subsequent plates bear "Drawn & Etched by George Cruikshank......Pub. by Longman & Company. Orig. stiff wrappers. Very good. $875.00

8. _____. (Illustrator).
The Englishman's Mentor. The Picture Of The Palais-Royal Describing Its Spectacles, Gaming Rooms, Coffee House, Restauranteurs, Tabagies, Reading Rooms, Milliners' Shops Gamesters, Sharpers, Mouchards, Artists, Epicures, Courtesans, Filles, And Other Remarkable Objects In That High Change Of The Fashionable Dissipation And Vice Of Paris. With Characteristic Sketches And Anecdotes Of Its Frequenters and Inhabitants.
London: William Hone, 1819. First edition. [xiii] 200 Pages. 6 1/8" x 4". Fold out hand colored frontispiece with a few nicks measures 18" x 6". The Preface notes this work as the translation of text by a French author who was inspired to write it from the Tableau de Paris by Mercier, and indicates reported scenes of debauchery so intense the translator was obliged to soften the text for the more staid comportment of a British public. COHN 274. Six pages of adverts at rear included in the above pagination. Decorated endpapers, mottling to the covers. Contemporary polished calf rebacked. Teg. Very good. $1,425.00

9. _____. (Illustrator).
Memoirs Of Harriette Wilson Written By Herself "Tis from high life, high characters are drawn."
London: T.J. Stockdale, 1825. First edition. 433 (viii), 435, 432, 308 (58). 17 x 11 cm. Twelve original parts in 10, with half titles and titles in all four volumes, and with all the original front and back buff printed paper covers laid-in.Twenty hand-colored plates mainly by Piercy Roberts plates of which several are folding and include a frontispiece portrait of Harriette, together with scenes from her memoirs.Roberts was an English publisher, printmaker, and caricaturist active between 1785 and 1824. Most of his prints are caricatures, some after his own designs and some after others such as George Moutard Woodward. He collaborated with Thomas Rowlandson on several prints, most notably a pair of portraits of Josephine Beauharnais (in the Royal Collection) and Napoleon (in the British Museum). This work, considered the most famous tell all of the 19th century includes ten full length portraits (including Wellington) by George Cruikshank, signed with his initials which were issued separately as a series of plates, but are here bound-in. More importantly, since the character of this work was scandalous Cruikshank in his latter life denied authorship. In the many later editions of this work his initials do not appear. COHN (853) in his catalogue raisonne confirms the ten plates herein contain the original color copper plates initialed by him. Harriette Wilson was at one point the lover of the Duke of Wellington, Beau Brummell, and four future Prime Ministers. In 1825 Robert Blore, the sculptor was partly subject of the scandalous "Memoirs of Herself and Others" by Harriette Wilson of Mayfair published by Stockdale in London which rapidly ran to 30 editions and made Mrs. Wilson at least £10,000, and most certainly succeeded in her goal of providing for herself in "old-age", since her former lovers had failed to fulfill their promises of annuities. Blore, by then married, successfully sued the publisher for £300 in libel damages which appears here at the end of Vol. IV as "Blore vs. Stockdale." Some offsetting plates to text, interior generally clean. ABBEY LIFE. 326 (see pirated edition). Early black morocco stamped signed by Riviere, raised bands richly gilt, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles. Teg. Fine. 4 Vols.$3,250.00

10. _____. (Illustrator).
Old Miscellany Days A Selection Of Stories From Bentley's Miscellany. By Various Authors.
London: Richard Bentley, 1885. 350 (2) pages. 25.5 x 17.5 cm. 33 illustrations with tissue guards from the original etchings on steel representing some of Cruikshank's contribution to this series, or the first fourteen volumes: January 1837 to December 1843, out of a total of 126 for which he was responsible. They were first issued in monthly parts in yellow paper wrappers. One Cruikshank illustration for each of the 33 stories. COHN 69. Bookplate, small ding to bottom back cover, slight nicks backstrip head and foot, interior contents pristine. Orig. publisher brown cloth decorated and lettered in gilt. Very good. $160.00

11. _____. [Illustrator].
History Of The Irish Rebellion in 1798; With Memoirs Of The Union And Emmet's Insurrection In 1803 by William Hamilton Maxwell.
London: Bailey, Brothers, 1845. First edition. 477 pages, 21.5 x 14 cm. COHN 541. "Twenty-seven plates, of which twenty-one are by George Cruikshank. The remaining six are portraits." The latter engraved portraits are chiefly by P. Lightfoot. Originally issued in fifteen parts in twelve. Toning to a few plates, mostly marginal, bookplate, raised bands latter gilt decorated, boards and extremities rubbed. Three quarter navy calf and marbled boards. Very good. (#19185) $210.00

11A. _____. (Illustrator).
The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling. By Henry Fielding, Esq With a Memoir of the Author By Thomas Roscoe, Esq.
London: James Cochrane and Co, 1831. 456, 448 pages. 17 x 11 cm. Eight etchings and a portrait of another artist after Hogarth. List of illustrations in the second volume. Vols. 5 & 6 of Roscoe's Novelist's Library of a total of 19 volumes in the series. COHN 705. Fresh, bright set, bookplates, raised bands, spine panels decorated in gilt. Three quarter navy morocco, marbled boards, matching marbled endpapers. Teg. Very good 2 vols. $250.00

11B. _____. (Illustrator).
Songs, Naval And National, Of The Late Charles Dibdin; With A Memoir And Addenda.
London: John Murray, 1841. First edition. 336 pages. 16.5 x 11 cm. 12 etchings by Cruikshank, including frontispiece, all with tissue guards. COHN 231. "No list of plates. List of Subscribers and Patrons, a few of whom took 1000 copies, the Admiralty and Earl of Minto took 500 each. Clean, fresh copy, raised bands, red leather spine label, bookplate, backstrip slightly dulled. Three quarter navy calf and marbled boards. Very good. $150.00

12. _____. [Illustrator].
Tales of Other Days By J(John). Y(Yonge). A(Akerman).
London: Effingham Wilson, 1830. First edition. 250 pages. 20.5 x 15 cm. Seven engraved plates, (including vignette title engraved by J. Thompson and T. Williams after George Cruikshank). COHN 23. Armorial bookplate, bound by John Bumpus, raised bands, spine lettered in gilt, inner dentelles, silk moire decorated endpapers, clean and bright copy, two bookseller catalogue descriptions front free endpapers. Full brown crushed morocco. Teg. Fine. $290.00

12A. _____. (Illustrator).
The Vicar Of Wakefield A Tale By Oliver Goldsmith, M.D. & The Adventures Of Launcelot Greaves By Tobias, M.D. Smollett.
London: James Cochrane and Co, 1832. 168, 243 pages. 18 x 11 cm. Four etchings by Cruikshank and a portrait of Goldsmith by Freeman. COHN 708. Another in the series, "Roscoe's Novelist's Library." Bookplate, clean copy. Watered silk covers, modern cloth reback with original spine label laid down. Very good. $150.00

13. Cruikshank, George et al.
The Cruikshankian Momus "Let Momus Rule The Day" Pictorial Broadside and Humorous Song-Headings.
London: John C. Nimmo, 1892. First edition. 136 pages in text. 28 x 18 cm. Fifty-two comic designs of the the three Cruikshanks [Elder Isaac, Robert and George] colored by hand after the originals. Limited edition, copy 376 of 520. Crisp, clean signed presentation copy in a florid hand by the editor, Joseph Gregore (?) to Thomas J. Barragg, Esquire with the later's bookplate. Rubbing to backstrip extremities, front cover and spine lettered in gilt with front cover gilt bright. Orig. navy cloth. Teg. Very good. $195.00

14. Cruikshank, George.
The Comic Almanack: An Ephemeris In Jest And Earnest Containing "All Things Fitting For Such A Work." By Ricdum Funnidos, Gent. 1835-1853.
London: Charles Tilt / Tilt & Bogue / David Bogue, 1835-1853. First edition. In the original parts. 17 x 11 cm., and 14 x 9 cm (1848-1849). 195 etched plates by Cruikshank, plus five fold-out plates, four in color. Thackeray contributed to the 1839-1840 issues. Contains practically all the first issue points noted by Cohn -- numbered pages of adverts at front and unnumbered at rear, all little slips as called for, Beaufoys toothache ads, proper paper color of wrappers (with scarce first issue green wrapper for 1848), with Bogue's Annual Catalogue for 1847, with "very scarce" 1845 issue containing the "Fine Art Distribution" woodcut on p.32. COHN 184. Marginal toning to some full page plates, light wear to bindings, neat repairs to several backstrips and wrappers. All color fold-out plates bright, crisp and clean. Housed in custom slotted board box with lid. Very good. $2,000.00

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A Long Headed Assembly !!
London: Thomas Tegg, 1819. 26.5 x 40.5 cm. Hand colored etching. A design with much-burlesqued 'Lilliputian' figures with large heads, as BMSat 9635, &c, but grotesquely elongated as in BMSat 10604, A card and dance party, forefront characters commenting on their hands. The butler carrying refreshment says "ya! ha!" The gentlemen on the far right remarks: "I never saw your ladyship look more beautiful will you take cards or dance." She responds, "Neither my Lord at present." Wlilmontt 1819 watermark. Krumbhaar 661. Top margin slightly frayed. Woodward noted at lower left margin. Near fine. $325.00

16. _____.
The Loving Ballad Of Lord Bateman.
London: Charles Tilt, 1839. First edition. 40 pages. 13 x 10 cm. First edition, first issue with "wine" for "vine" in the fifth stanza. Eleven etchings by George Cruikshank, including one plate of music, plus engraved frontispiece with eight page publisher adverts at rear. Reasonably conclusive that Thackeray composed the text and Dickens wrote the notes and preface. COHN 243. YALE/GIMBEL B84. Original covers preserved at rear. Bound by Riviere, front cover rehinged, armorial bookplate, owner inscription, fresh and bright copy, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, inner dentelles. Full red crushed morocco. Teg. Fine. $375.00

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Peregrine Castigator Patriotic Allegory, by Peregrine Castigator.
London: A. Buego, Madien Lane, 1819. First edition. 19.5 x 15 cm. The headline above the image reads, " Annual Parliaments & Universal Suffrage defeated." An early attempt and failure to promote voting rights. COHN 639. "An extremely rare pamphlet, a political squib on the Westminster Election, Covent Garden, 3 March 1819, with a frontispiece. I have not seen a copy of the complete work." A full page image of the this title adjacent to page 183 in Cohn's bibliography. With Cohn's armorial bookplate inside front cover housing the illustration, together with a facsimile of the original, inscribed below the image in pencil as "Pailthrope's facsimile." Housed in original light mauve boards faded to tan. Very good.$1,000.00

18. _____.
Six Illustrations To Cowper's Diverting History Of John Gilpin. Proofs on India Paper. Engraved on wood by Thompson, Branston, Wright, Stader, and White.
London: Charles Tilt, 1828. First edition. 23 1/2 x 16 cm. Six monochrome woodcuts printed recto only, COHN 169. "The illustrations (india proofs) were also issued unmounted separately without text, in brown paper wrappers, in royal octavo." Minor edge wear to wrappers, spine repaired with archival tape, contents loose within covers, original stitching eroded. Orig. printed wrappers. Very good. $300.00

19. Cruikshank, Robert (Illustrator).
Pierce Egan's Finish To The Adventures of Tom, Jerry, And Logic, In Their Pursuits Through Life In And Out Of London.
London: James Camden Hotten, (1869). 321 pages. 26.5 x 17.5 cm. 36 hand-colored plates, frontispiece with hand-colored vignettes. The last of the Tom, Jerry and Logic adventures -- Corinthian Tom dies in a riding misadventure, but Jerry weds a fine wife and settles into life as an esteemed country gentleman. First few and last leaves toned, plates generally clean with scattered toning at plate margins to some. Bound by Period Binders, Bath, raised bands, spine panels decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers. Three quarter red morocco and matching cloth. Teg. Fine. $400.00

20. _____ (Illustrator).
The Devil's Walk; A Poem by S.T. Coleridge Esq. And Robert Southey, Esq. LL.D &c Edited With A Biographical Memoir And Notes, By H.W. Montagu, Author Of Montmorency Poems, &c. &c. &c......Illustrated with Beautiful Engravings on Wood by Bonner and Slader after the Designs of R. Cruikshank.
London: Alfred Miller, 1830. Second edition. 33 pages. 17 x 10 1/2 cm. The second and colored edition with a double suite: eight hand-colored and plain wood engravings by Robert Cruikshank, bound by Riviere & Son. One page of adverts at rear. Raised bands, spine panels gilt, inner dentelles, triple gilt cover border panels, joints slightly rubbed. 20th century full navy calf. Aeg. Near fine in fine custom, cloth backed and marbled slipcase. $475.00

21. Cruikshank, Robert.
Monsieur Tonson by John Taylor.
London: Marsh and Miller, 1830. First edition. 19 pages. 16.5 x 10.5 cm. COHN 783. "Head of King and six woodcuts by R. Cruikshank, in which he was helped by George, a copy having come under my notice, with the inscription: `These (illustrations) were done by my brother, but I assisted him in every one of them." Three pages of adverts end of text. Sharp copy. Orig. pink wrappers printed in black. Near fine. $150.00

22. Gillray, James.
Banco to the Knave.
London: Hannah Humphrey, April 12th 1782. 27 x 39 cm. Etching with hand coloring on wove paper. Figure with wolf's head says: "Gentleman the Bank is mine. & I will open every Night at the same hour." Chair inscriptions read "John Shuffler" and Sir Grey Parolle quips, "I want a new Master." Most of the players shout "HUZZA." Bright, clean print, colors vivid. Near fine. $850.00

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Exhaltation of Faro's Daughters.
London: Hannah Humphrey, May 12th 1796. 40 x 28 cm. Hand colored etching. Note below standing figures, " Cure for Gambling Published by Lord Kenyon in the Court of Kings Bench on May 9th 1796." Lord Kenyon was considered an excellent judge who suffered from an "excess of zeal" in moral issues. Gaming was very popular for the aristocratic class of women, and here Lady Buckinghamshire, her short petticoat esposes her fat legs and Lady Archer are pummeled with tomatoes and trash by the public. Chip at top left corner, adhesions on verso margins, small hole center right margin. Very good. $750.00

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Farmer Giles & his Wife shewing off their Betty to their Neighbours on her return from School.
London: Hannah Humphrey, January 1st 1809. 30 x 46 cm. Hand colored etching. A rich farmer's parlour or drawing-room, with curtains drawn over two high windows (right). Lower left corner states, "Drawn by an Amateur Etched by Js Gillray." Bluebell of Scotland, sheet music played and sung by Betty. Wall signboard reads, "Evil communications corrupt good Manners," and below "Betty Giles aged 16. 1808, Cheese Hall." One of the guests twiddles his thumbs, the others pay no attention to the homily on the signboard, and the animal in hang-dog posture. A lad carrying refreshments with the cakes falling out. Lacks small corner at left head, nicks with some loss at right margin. Very good. $695.00

25. _____.
a Great Man of the Turf___0r___Sir Solomon in all his Glory.
London: Hannah Humphrey, July 7, 1803. 35.5 x 25 cm. Hand colored etching and aquatint. Clean, bright copy with ink number at lower left margin. The Duke of Bedford [Identified in the House of Lords Gillray Collection as Mr Norton.] stands directed to the right., his head in profile, on a mound watching a race. He wears riding-dress with spurred top-boots and holds a riding-switch. Three horses race in the background; the contours of the ground, and the horizon, are fringed with crowds of tiny cheering figures; some follow the race on foot or horseback. Near Fine. $750.00

26. _____.
Posting in Ireland.
London: Hannah Humphrey, May 25th 1805. 40 x 32.5 cm. Hand colored etching and aquatint. Description reads, "Forward immediately you Honour: But surea'nt I waiting for the Girl with the Poker just to give this Mare a burn your Honour, tis just to maker start your Honour!" The emaciated dogs appear to be eating potatoes. Sign at roof states, "Nate Post Chaise and Whiskey Nate Entertainment for Man and Beast." A somewhat xenophobic and patronizing English view of the perils of traveling in the 'backward' realms of Scotland and Ireland. Nicks at right margin and lower right bottom margin. Very good. $750.00

26A. _____.
Posting in Scotland.
London: Hannah Humphrey, May 25th 1805. 40 x 32.5 cm. Hand colored etching and aquatint. Clean, bright copy with ink number at lower left margin. Description in Scottish dialect reads, "Hold your Hound Mun, hold your hound! __ en troth mun, en gin you na mind yoursel, youl must make the Muckle Laird coupeing his Creels." A somewhat xenophobic and patronising English view of the perils of travelling in the 'backward' realms of Scotland and Ireland. Near Fine. $750.00

27. _____.
Sketch for a Monument of Disappointed Justice.
London: Hannah Humphrey, July 19th 1806. 49 x 28.5 cm. Hand colored etching. The figures are placed in an alcove recessed in a wall of heavy stones. The massive Ellenborough in wig and gown sits on a wooden seat or plank supported by Sidmouth, Lauderdale, and Stanhope, with behind, the bent posteriors and massive legs of Grenville, who is otherwise hidden by Lauderdale and by a pan suspended from the seat. This seat is 'Broad-Bottom Cabinet' the pan (shaped like that of a commode) is 'Privy Seat'. Wide top and bottom margins, top margin slightly browned, small nicks right margin. Very good. $950.00

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Tentanda via est qua me quoque possim tollere humo -- He Steers his flight Aloft incumbent on the dusky air.
London: Hannah Humphrey, August 8th 1810. 51.5 x 39 cm. Etching with hand coloring on wove paper. "A fantastic scene in Oxford representing Grenville's installation as Chancellor, which took place at Commemoration, 3 July 1810. Grenville rises in a balloon above a vast applauding crowd; his inflated and spherical posterior fits into the shallow bowl which forms the car. He wears a papal tiara and his Chancellor's gown." Corners chipped with some loss. Very good. $1,795.00

28A. _____.
The Bulstrode Siren.
London: Hannah Humphrey, April 14th, 1803. 14 x 10.5 inches print size, in glass frame 22 x 17.5 inches (3 inch mat) ready for hanging. Etching and stipple engraving with hand-colouring. Mrs. Billington, who was as famous for her size as she was for her musical ability is shown serenading the Duke of Portland, with whom she lived, at his mansion at Bulstrode. Gillray's prose, " Blessed as the immortal Gods is he, The Youth who fondly sits by thee, And sees and hears thee all the while, Softly sing and sweetly smile." Print coloring fresh and bright. Gilt wood frame in very good condition. $1,650.00

29. Heath, William [Paul Pry].
A Sketch of the Row in Parliament Street.
London: Thomas McLean, ca 1822. 25 x 36 cm. (print size). Hand colored etching. This satire characterizes the British politicians Eldon and Wellington as brawling market women. They opposed one another in Parliament over the Catholic Relief Bill (ground-breaking legislation of 1829 that extended new rights to Roman Catholics). An earlier print shows the two preparing to fight. In this sequel, Eldon has been knocked down by Wellington. From 1827-1829 Heath signed his caricatures with the image of a little dandy holding an umbrella, seen here at lower right, a reference to Paul Pry who was a nosy character in an 1825 play. At left is "old Mother Baggs" and at right, "ould Orange Woman," Print mounted on board. Very Good. Print mounted on board. $125.00

30. London. S.W. Fores.
Les Ruses de Guerre; or, the General out-generalled: An unpopular Entertainment lately performed at the Theatre Royal, St. Stephens, and d__d the first night.
London: S.W. Fores, June 23, 1827. Hand colored engraving 10 x 14 inches in mat 15 x 17 inches. Wellington flourishing a document inscribed "Corn Bill," leads Whig blocks against the Ministry, represented by Canning and Goderich who stand on the left. The Duke kicks at his opponents, stating the Corn Bill must be carried. The two tilted blocks toward Wellington represent Lansdowne and Grey. Goderich pointing to Wellington says, "This Opposition is most appalling -- your squibs will not even singe their whiskers. You'd better make Field-marshals of them. - I oppose the third reading." Canning with a mocking smile. says: "That's a good and rich idea; they'll make excellent Marshals - their head will need little protection." A few small spots at right margin. Mat and illustration. Near fine. Pictorial Boards. $300.00

31. _____.
Which way Shall I turn me How shall I Decide.
London: S.W. Fores, March 25, 1793. Hand colored engraving 10 x 14 inches in mat 15.5 x 20 inches. One of many prints of Fox as a Jacobin. Here the Devil offers Fox a choice of dagger, pistol, halter, poison. His hair rises in horror as he listens to words that dart at him in the guise of flashes of lightening. A few examples: "the Sans Coulots admire thee," "The Wigs forsake thee," All true friends to their King & Constitution Abhor thee," The Poissards (French fish wives who led the riots during the French Revolution) Love thee, etc. Bright, very clean colors and text. Mat and illustration. Fine. Pictorial Boards. $350.00