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Reid 4850. A pamphlet containing a description of Claude Seurat called the "living skeleton."
With a yellow paper wrapper, lettered on the front page:
"The living skeleton, Now exhibiting at the Chinese Saloon, Pall Mall. An account of that most extraordinary and interesting phenomenon, Claude Seurat, called the living skeleton; Giving an accurate description of his person and every particular relative to his singular habits, customs, &c. &c. Embellished with a full length portrait of this curiosity of nature."
With the publisher's details at the foot of the page:
"London: Published by J. Limbird, 143 Strand. Price Three-pence.
With an etched, handcoloured frontispiece illustration by George Cruikshank which represents Seurat standing facing the viewer dressed in a short tunic. Lettered below the image: "The living skeleton."
Letterpress pamphlet with etched hand-coloured frontispiece.
Height: 181 millimetres
Width: 100 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Number six of seven pamphlets acquired by the British Museum at different dates but bound together in a brown leather effect volume, lettered on the spine: "Tracts Illustrated by G. Cruikshank and others." 1805-1852. Bound together after 1875 (the date of the latest aquisition in the volume.)
- Not on display
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