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Author
CRUIKSHANK, George.
Title
The Man in the Moon.
Published
London: William Hone, 1820.
Description
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.
References
Cohn, 527.- Patten I, 168-169
Hand coloured plates
10
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Category
British Isles, Caricatures, Cruikshank
Value
$0-5,000
Stock ID
868