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Reid 4994. Four issues of the monthly periodical "Our Own Times." Illustrated by George Cruikshank.
1. Reid 2666 (1865, 1111.1677). In an light brown paper wrapper lettered No 1 (April) Price 1s. the illustration represents a herald on stilts, blowing a long trumpet, having a banner suspended, inscribed with the title of the work, which a poor little half-clad boy is reading to a child who has a miniature railway train for a plaything, while its parents stand arm-in-arm near, all reading the title; the father puffs vigorously at a cigar
With the publisher's details at the foot of the page: "Bradbury and Evans, 90 Fleet Street.
The word "Glyphograph" is just visible at the foot of the wrapper. A table of contents and advertisements on the inside cover. (This wrapper design is used for all of the issues of "Our Own Times.")
The illustrations are described by GW Reid as follows:
2. Reid 2384 (1865,1111.1678). (Etching.) "An outline of society in our own times." Four female figures, emblematical respectively of Science, Industry, Folly and Crime, each surrounded by child votaries who eagerly pursue pleasures."
3. Reid 4182 (1865,1111.1682). Headpiece to the introduction: "Our Times." (wood engraving. G. Ck T.W.) Mr Cruikshank standing at a table delivering an address to the readers, and surrounded by his models and sketches, which are seen by the aid of two lamps, one of which stands on each side of the lecturer.
4. Reid 4183. (1865, 1111.1685) "Science making gigantic strides." (wood engraving. G.Ck.) Science, personified by the thin figure of a man of gigantic stature, with the Lamp of Science carried high in the air by his right hand and a pair of compasses grasped in the other while he strides across the globe."
5. Reid 4184. (1865,1111.1684.) "The Money Market." (wood engraving. G.Ck.) The kite-flying community vainly beseiging the gates of the above named place for the purpose of raising the wind.
6. Reid 2667. (1865,1111,1685) (G.Ck in Glypho.) "The Money Market." Mrs Toddles asking her way to the money market of the official at the doors of the establishment in Threadneedle-street.
7. Reid 2668. (1865,1111.1686) (G.Ck in Glypho.) "The Money Market." The old lady in Threadneedle-street, her dress trimmed with bank notes, and seated near her office with a strong box at her side.
8. Reid 2669. (1865, 1111.1687) (Glyphography) "London Penetralia, No.I." Jacob's Island. An East-end club house." the long-shore visitors dining.
9. Reid 4185. (1865,1111.1688) "Little Sins" (wood engraving. G.Ck) The survivor of a fatal duel, represented as a pistol on legs, returning to the bosom of society after the éclat which attende the combat has subsided.
10. Reid 2670. (1865,1111.1689.) (G.Ck in Glypho.) "Hydropathy coolly considered." A strong case for hydropathic treatment. The arrival of a parish engine at a furious conflagration.
11. Reid 2671. (1865,1111.1690.) "An economic shower bath."
Issue 2, May 1846.
11. Reid 2385. (1865,1111.1679) (Etching) "London Penetralia, No II." The interior of the ragged school in West Street (late Chick Lane) Smithfield. The girls's school is on the right, that of the boys is on the left, each giving a good idea of the difficulties with which teachers contend.
12. Reid 2672. (1865,1111.1691.) "London Penetralia No II." (Geoe. Cruikshank in Glypho.) The ragged schools; Two scholars of West Street school at their studies.
13. Reid 2673. (1865,1111.1692) "London Penetralia No II." (G. Ck. Glypho.) The quiet boy with the clean shirt learning his lesson.
14. Reid 2674. (1865,1111.1693) "The British Lion. By Alfred Crowquill. (G.Ck. Glypho.) An initial letter "T" on the swinging signboard of an inn, the British lion dancing.
15. Reid 2675. (1865, 1111.1694) "The British Lion." (G. Ck. Glypho) A jolly tar impersonating the British lion.
16. Reid 2676. (1865, 1111.1695) "The British Lion." The British lion when standing sentry over a box of quack doctor's boluses.
17. Reid 2677. (1865, 1111.1696) "The British Lion." The brushmaker's portrait of the British lion, with his smellers extended like shaving brushes.
18. Reid 2678. (1865,1111.1697) "The British Lion." Portrait of the British lion after the application of Macassar oil by the hairdresser.
19. Reid 2679. (1865, 1111.1698) "The British Lion." The British Lion showing his teeth; a dentist's advertisement.
20. Reid 2680. (1865, 1111.1699) "The British Lion." The British Lion as degraded by the corset maker, ie: smiling and simpering so as not to alarm fair customers.
21. Reid 2681. (1865, 1111.1700) "The British Lion." (G.Ck. in Glypho) the British lion transformed from a warrior into a warehouseman.
22. Reid 2682. (1865, 1111.1701) "The Regent Street Smugglers." (Goe. Cruikshank in Glypho.) The young country gentleman introduced to the skipper.
23. Reid 2683. (1865, 1111.1702) "Tom Thumb" (G.Ck. Glypho.) the general mounted on the Monmouth horse, which the groom is holding by the head.
24. Reid 4186. (1865,1111.1703) "Tom Thumb" (G.Ck.) An elephantine procession at Astley's.
25. Reid 4187. (1865,1111.1704) "Spoons." (G.Ck) A daguerreotyped portrait of the author on the bowl of a teaspoon.
Issue 3. June 1846.
26. Reid 2386. (1865,1111.1680) (Etching) "Tremendous Sacrifice."A satire on those who live in affluence by means of the labour of half starved seamstresses.
27. Reid 2684. (1865,1111.1705.) (G. Ck. Glypho.) "A shot at shooting." entitled "Teaching the young how to shoot." Boys practising at the figure of a man which is painted as a target in a shooting gallery.
28. Reid 2685. (1865, 1111.1706) "Wanted a Midshipman." G. Ck. Glypho. Young Gibbs strutting up and down the deck in the glory of naval costume.
29. Reid 2686. (1865,1111.1707) "A Midshipman." Young Gibbs attending to his duties on deck in rough weather holding on by a rope.
30. Reid 2687. (1865,1111.1708) "The India Mail." (Geo. Cruikshank in Glyphography.) "Overland elephant from India by most extraordinary effort." A satire on completion between the Trieste and Marseilles routes.
31. Reid 2688. (1865,1111.1709) "Petition of Young London to his Royal Highness Albert, Prince of Wales." (G.Ck. Glypho.) the young prince receiving a deputation from the boys of Saffron Hill who pray for a playground.
32. Reid 2689. (1865, 1111.1710) "My Wife's Pet." ("The author and G) Portrait of a puppy, the adorable "Pettitoes"
33. Reid 2690. (1865, 1111.1711) "Fashions for June." (G.Ck. in Glypho.) The different effects of the cut of a gown in the turn of a sleeve on five-feet-ten to four-feet-two ladies.
34. Reid 2691. (1865, 1111.1712) "Fashions for June." (G.Ck) An over-dressed lady "sailing down Regent-street."
35. Reid 2692. (1865,1111.1713) "High art in 1846." A Pre-Raphaelite purusing his studies on a weather cock.
36. Reid 2693. (1865,1111.1714) "A short article on a great subject." The profile of the Duke of Wellington's nose.
37. (1865, 1111.1715) Headpiece to "Comic History of England." "Clio instructing the young British Lion his History." (Illustrated by Leech.)
Issue 4. July 1846.
38. Reid 2387. (1865,1111.1681) (Etching.) "London Penetralia, No III." The cheap ballroom "Almacks over the water." Mr. Dobbs and the young lady who usually presided over the "ginger beer department" leading off with the polka.
39. Reid 2694. (1865,1111.1716) "The great statue of a great hero." (George Cruikshank Glypho.) the equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington in the sculptor's studio.
40. Reid 2695. (1865,1111.1717) "Railway Deposits." G.Ck Glypho. The proposed arrangement of hat shelves in an office for lost property.
41. Reid 2696. (1865,1111.1718) "A Modern Story of the Middle Ages." (G.Ck Glypho.)
42. Reid 2697. (1865,1111.1719) "The Moderns in Beards and the Ancients in spectacles." (G. Ck glypho.) An initial letter "T" illustrated with a grotesque figure of the author in beard and spectacles about to commit his thoughts to paper.
43. Reid 2698. (1865,1111.1720) "The Moderns in Beards and the Ancients in spectacles." A professional man whose beard reaches nearly to his knees.
44. Reid 2699. (1865,1111.1721) "The Moderns in Beards and the Ancients in spectacles." (G. Ck in glypho.) The difference in the appearance of "a ferocious baron" with and without spectacles.
45. Reid 2700. (1865,1111.1722)"The Moderns in Beards and the Ancients in spectacles." (G. Ck in glypho.) The difference in the appearance of "a ferocious baron" with and without spectacles. "Classics in spectacles." Heads of Jupiter, Hercules, Apollo and Mercury represented as wearing glasses; the first smokes a long pipe.
Advertisements on the inner front cover and back page including an advertisement for "The first part of the comic history of England" with an illustration of "Clio instructing the young British lion in history." by John Leech.
Letterpress periodicals illustrated with etchings, wood engravings and glyphographs.
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Height: 224 millimetres (approx. page height)
Width: 140 millimetres (approx. page width)
- Curator's comments
- Description from GW Reid: "A descriptive catalogue of the work of George Cruikshank."
Only four issues of the periodical were published April-July 1846. All four editions which are stored together, 184.c.11.
Reid catalogues the glyphographs, wood engravings and etchings seperately therefore the catalogue numbers are not consecutive.
The registration numbers for these periodicals are not consecutive. The number for the wrapper 1865,1111.1677 is printed on issue 4. Meanwhile, the large illustrations at the beginning of each issue are numbered in a different sequence to the smaller illustrations which appear throughout the text.
Therefore, one record has been created for the entire number range and the number for each illustration given next to the individual item in the description field.
- Not on display
- In a fragile condition due to age particularly Issue 1 which has some damage to the wrapper.
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