SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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CRUIKSHANK, George.
The Man in the Moon.

Published
London: William Hone, 1820.
References
Cohn, 527.- Patten I, 168-169
Plates
10
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
0-5000
Published
London: William Hone, 1820.
Ref
868

Plaquette in-8 de (8) ff. [sur 11], broch. Limp pictorial paper covers, wrapped in tissue, protected by a purpose made 'Solander' box of 1/4 morocco over marbled boards, with gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Coloured wood-cut illustrations. Good condition. Coloured plates in order: 1. Title page. 2. A Royal Procession. 3. The King carried in the style of a 'Sedan Chair'. 4. Royal Coat of Arms. 5. A man is almost bent double under the weight of his cargo, another man is adding to his load. 6. Royal Guards feeding (forcefully) the populace 'Steel Lozenges'. 7. A bonfire, around which the devil, clergymen and military commanders dance. 8. Men destroying a printing press, while a lone lady tries (in vain) to defend it from them. 9. The King shots a 'Blunderbuss' sitting on a mans back, and supported from behind by another. 10. End-piece illustration.