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Reid 4642. Number 2 of 3 volumes of book entitled: "The Annals of Gallantry." Bound in blue card and illustrated with handcoloured etched caricatures.
Lettered on the title-page: "The annals of galantry; or the conjugal monitor being a collection of curious and important trials for divorces and actions of crim.con during the present reign; accompanied with biographical memoirs and anecdotes and illustrated with notes. By A. Moore, LL.D."
With quotations from Shakespeare beneath the title and the publisher's details at the foot of the page:
"Vol 2. London. Printed for the Proprietors, and sold by M.Jones, No 5, Newgate Street, 1814."
On the verso: "London, Printed by M.Jones, No 5, Newgate Street."
With the following illustrations:
1. "Mrs Fowles and the dancing master after a private lesson."
2. "The discovery."
3. "An unwelcome visit."
4. "The effects of a Mildmay in the North, in a red bedchamber."
5. "A view of the couch at Combe."
Letterpress book with handcoloured etched illustrations
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Height: 230 millimetres (approx. page height (note variation in page height.))
Width: 145 millimetres (approx. page width (note variation in page width))
- Curator's comments
- Number 2 of 3 volumes.
Not described in M. Dorothy George, "Catalogue of political and personal satires in the British Museum." Volume IX. 1949.
GW Reid (4642) "Three volumes, 8 vo, illustrated with etchings and portraits. Three of the designs only by G. Cruikshank which will be found in the first volume; but another artists of ability was employed on some of the plates.
AM Cohn (573) states that the "Annals of Gallantry of Conjugal Monitor" was first issued in eighteen parts, six to a volume. In this state there is only one complete copy known.
The list of associated persons is not exhaustive.
- Not on display
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