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See Reid 5042. A letterpress tract with wood engraved vignette illustrations entitled: 'A slice of bread and butter, cut by George Cruikshank.' Subtitled: 'Being the substance of a speech delivered at a public meeting held for the benefit of the Jews' and general literary and mechanics institution.'
With a wood engraved, vignette illustration on the title-page: 1. Reid 4398. The magistrates discovering Ragged Jack lying against the wall of the Britannia Inn, and sinking through want of food, the able coterie wrangle about what kind of bread is best for the lad.
Lettered below the illustration: "London: Published by William Tweedie, 337 Strand."
With the following illustrations:
2. Reid 4399, 'Tom Rag and his Cousin.' The dilemma of Jack on being obliged to confess to his unfotunate relative that the way to get a decent position was in becoming a convicted thief.
3. Reid 4400. 'Britannia's ragged and reformatory pets.' Britannia, seated on a sleeping lion, with one arm over a poor little beggar boy, the other over a young criminal, both boys hold books and listen to their patronness' instructions.
Letterpress and wood-engraving
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Height: 210 millimetres (approx. page height)
Width: 130 millimetres (approx. page width)
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- Description from GW Reid, 'A descriptive catalogue of the works of George Cruikshank.' `1871.
Bound in a volume of 9 pamphlets entitled 'Tracts Illustrated by G. Cruikshank. 1816-1857.' 184.f.10. The pamphlets have been acquired from various sources.
Reissued in 1870 by William Tweedie prefaced by: "A few remarks on the system of general education etc."
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