book-illustration(Part of an almanac but similar in form to book illustrations);
satirical print(social satire)
- Museum number
Reid 4928. 'The Comic Almanack' for 1849 published by David Bogue and illustrated by George Cruikshank.
Bound as a book with issues of 'The Comic Almanack' for 1848-49 in red leather and textile with "George Cruikshank. Comic Almanack 1848-49" lettered on the spine.
On the title-page: "The Comic Almanack, for 1849: An ephermeris in jest and earnest edited by Horace Mayhew. Adorned with numerous humorous illustrations by George Cruikshank." With a wood engraved vignette of an astrologer wearing a jester's hat. Below: "London: Imprinted for David Bogue, Bibliopolist, in Fleet Street."
On the verso, "London: Vizetelly brothers & Co, Printers and engravers, Peterborough Court, Fleet Street."
Contents include tables of festivals &c, sun and moon rises and sets for each month with articles and verses throughout. With a folded frontispiece illustration, etched illustration plates and wood engraved vignettes throughout the text.
Letterpress almanac with etched plates and wood engraved vignette illustrations
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Height: 135 millimetres (approx page height (note variation in page sizes.))
Height: 135 millimetres (approx. page height sheet)
Width: 90 millimetres (approx page width)
Width: 175 millimetres (approx. page width (sheet))
- Curator's comments
- See GW Reid 'A descriptive catalogue of the works of George Cruikshank.' for descriptions of individual illustrations.
Bound in a volume of two editions of 'The Comic Almanack' (1848-49.) For extensive description of original formats and publication history of 'The Comic Almanack.' See AM Cohn 184.
The Department of Prints and Drawings holds a complete run of editions from 1835-1853 acquired from a various sources. 184.d.11-18.
This edition includes numerous wood engraved vignette illustrations which are not described in GW Reid's 'Descriptive catalogue of George Cruikshank's work.'
14 pages of advertisements for books also published by Bogue at are including the end of the text including works illustrated by Cham and Henning, Gavarni and Gilbert.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: 1848 Revolution (France) (See Reid 2438)
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