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Book of 193 pages entitled "Metropolitan Grievances."
Lettered on the title-page: "Metropolitan Grievances; or, a serio-comic glance at Minor Mischiefs in London and its Vicinity, including a few which extend to the country. The whole critically and satirically exposed and interspersed with sly remedial hints and anecdotes visible and appropriate. By one who thinks for himself."
With a quotation from Horace below the text and a satirical verse of six lines.
With the publisher's details at the foot of the page:
"London, Printed by Charles Squire, Furnival's Inn Court, for Sherwood, Neely and Jones, Paternoster Row. 1812."
Purchased by the British Museum for the hand coloured, etched frontispiece which was removed from the book and placed with the etchings (see 1859, 1210.926.2)
Letterpress book bound in card
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Height: 186 millimetres (approx. page height)
Width: 110 millimetres (approx. page width)
- Curator's comments
- The by George Cruikshank frontispiece has been removed from the book and stored under British XIXc Unmounted Roy. It is likely that this was done between 1885 and 1908 as the handwriting explaining the removal and filing of the print resembles that of Alfred Whitman who worked in the department between these dates.
An edition of "Metropolitan Grievances" with the frontispiece in place is held in University College London's Special Collections, Ref: London History, 1812 One.
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