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Reid 5040. A letterpress tract with a wood engraved illustration on the title-page entitled: 'J.W. Howell's bubble of the general industry life and fire assurance and sick-fund friendly society, burst.'By George Cruikshank.
The illustration on the title-page, Reid 4397, represents, James W Howell, secretary and manager of the General Life and Fire Assurance Society, standing and holding a large clay pipe with both hands from which he blows an immense bubble, on this the title of the pamphlet. Lettered below the illustration: "Published by George Cruikshank, 48 Mornington Place."
Lettered at the end of the text: "London: Thomas Harrild, Printer, Salisbury Square and Silver Street."
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Height: 218 millimetres
Width: 128 millimetres
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- Bound in a volume of 9 pamphlets entitled 'Tracts Illustrated by G. Cruikshank. 1816-1857.' 184.f.10.
Description based on GW Reid: 'A descriptive catalogue of the works of George Cruikshank.' The pamphlets have been acquired from various sources.
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