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Pamphlet of 16 pages (numbered pages 4-16) entitled: 'Hone's Lord Byron's Corsair. Conrad the Corsair; or The pirate's isle.'
Lettered below the title:
'A tale by Lord Byron. Adapted as a romance.'
The vignette illustration on the title page (Reid Nos. 2854 and 4690) represents the alarm of Seyd the Turkish Pasha at discovering the false dervish to be the corsair.
Seyd, is seated on a cushion beneath a canopy (r) with his arm outstretched. The corsair stands with one arm outstretched and his sword in the other. Four attendants are depicted in the background, the most prominent of these figures draws a sword while another man raises an axe (l).
Lettered beneath the illustration:
"London: Printed by and For William Hone, Reformist's Register Office, 67, Old Bailey, Price Four pence."
The text is printed in close type and divided into 4 chapters with a quotation at the beginning of each.
Lettered at the end of the text: 'Printed by and for W. Hone, 67, Old Bailey, London.'
Wood engraved vignette illustration on letterpress pamphlet.
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Height: 221 millimetres
Width: 129 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For description see: GW Reid, 'A Descriptive Caralogue of the Works of George Cruikshank.' 1871.
Bound as part of 'Political Tracts Volume 7.' Number 7 of 10 volumes of political pamphlets, published circa 1819- 1822. Volume 7 contains slightly earlier works dating back to 1815.
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