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Object: Vol. 1. - No. 4. Glasgow Looking Glass.
Object: All my-eye. See Dr. Wollaston M.D. Transactions of the Royal Society, May 17th. 1824.
Object: Shipping intelligence. | Voyage of a steam boat, continued from No. 3 [BM Satires 15032]. | Scene 3d. Arrival at Greenock. | Scene 4. Rather late!! to be continued.
Object: Edinburgh High School.
Object: New publications.
Object: The Mobiade. continued from No. 3.
Object: Stanzas to Punchinello.
Object: History of a coat. Part 1st. | to be continued
Object: Police intelligence. | Dismissal of Mr. Hardie.
Object: [Burmese imperial state carriage]
Object: Glasgow Fair, taken from the roof of the Court House.
Caricature magazine of four folio pages, in the form of a (fortnightly) newspaper. 23 July 1825
Lithographs as follows:
ALL MY-EYE. See Dr Wollaston M.D. Transactions of the Royal Society, May 17th 1824. (15036)
The same forehead and eyes serve for heads of two girls, the lower part of the second face being differently drawn on a paper which is pasted to the 1. margin and superimposed on the original features. This shows that an identical pair of eyes has a different expression according to the setting: in one they are melancholy, in the other mirthful.
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. | Voyage of a Steam Boat, continued from N° 3 [No. 15032]. (15037)
'Scene 3d Arrival at Greenock.'
A paddle steamer, 'Post Boy', with a huge funnel, lies against a crowded quay.
Gesticulating passengers stand on deck, and mount the stone steps of the quay. A sailor shouts through a speaking-trumpet.
'Scene 4 Rather late!! to be continued'. [See No. 15047.]
A family party with luggage and dwarfish footman, arrives on a quay to see a departing steamer.
EDINBURGH HIGH SCHOOL, (15038)
Schoolboys with bags of books clamber perilously up a cliff (Calton Hill) on which stands a Georgian building inscribed 'Grammar School', beside a castle; some fall backwards. A dominie stands on the edge, grasped by a colleague (whose coat-tails are held by a swarm of boys), hauling up a boy on a rope. A man winds up a crane which lifts a basket containing three small boys; two others sit on a bench at the bottom of the cliff, waiting their turn.
NEW PUBLICATIONS. | THE BETROTHED. VOL. 1ST. CHAP. 9.
Undescribed by George (BM Satires). 'Two despairing women guarded by two sleeping men: '"The fatigue which had exhausted Flammock & the monk, was unfelt by the two anxious maidens..."'
THE MOBIADE. continued from N° 3 (15039)
See No. 15027. The author, in his garret, flourishing knife and fork, apostrophizes a slatternly servant-girl who enters with potatoes. Surrounded by smoke is a visionary table laden with beef, pudding, 'Port', &c. Tail-piece: Cats caterwauling round chimney-pots. (A traditional subject, so much so that 'Poet's Corner' in Bell's Life in London was headed by a woodcut of a poet in his attic, barricaded against duns.)
STANZAS TO PUNCHINELLO. (15040)
Heading to verses beginning: 'Thou lignum-vitae. Roscius...' A small crowd watches a Punch and Judy show. The showman, holding a trumpet, holds out a hat for coins. The audience include children, a dustman, a cavalry officer in undress uniform. Tail-piece: Punch and his wife confronting each other.
HISTORY OF A COAT. Part Ist | to be continued (15041)
Eight designs.  A shepherd boy watching sheep.  A man shears a sheep under the inspection of a stout Scot taking snuff.  A ragged weaver seated at a loom.  A tailor sewing cross-legged in a garret, by the light of a candle in a bottle.  A dandy admires his new coat in a pier-glass, watched by a fashionably dressed master-tailor.  The dandy promenades with a lady on his arm.  He is beset by roughs, and the coat is slit and torn.  Seated over a glass, a patch over one eye, he hands the damaged coat to an obsequious foreign valet. See Nos. 15046, 15053.
POLICE INTELLIGENCE | Dismissal of Mr Hardie. (15042)
Design in a black border. Hardie (see No. 15028) takes leave of colleagues or friends, while a mob of ragamuffins cheer. On the wall is a poster headed by a grinning face: 'Lottery £20000 £1OOOO . . 0000 £6000 Wine Prizes no Blank' [see No. 14784]. Below the design: 'Actis aevum implet, non sequibus annis. Ovid. He fill'd his space with deeds, and not with lingring years'.
[BURMESE IMPERIAL STATE CARRIAGE]
Undescribed by George (BM Satires). An ornate carriage: 'We have much pleasure in presenting our readers with the above accurate representation of the Burmese imperial state carriage...'
Two items, as No. 15023, : 'Expeditious Travelling'. A man flies into the air,
propelled by an explosion (a satire on steam).
Also, a man wearing glasses and touching his nose, appearing from behind a large scroll headed 'To correspondents.', perhaps William Heath (see BM Satires 15301).
GLASGOW FAIR, Taken from the Roof of the Court House. (15044)
An open space (at the foot of the Salt Market) in front of the Court House is lined with booths and stalls thronged with spectators, drawn in much detail. There are a 'Theatre' and a 'Circus', with many placards and outside performances. The crowded street (I.) recedes in perspective, and in the background are the buildings of the city, depicted with some accuracy.
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Height: 404 millimetres (approx. page size)
Width: 277 millimetres (approx. page size)
- Curator's comments
- (Description from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', X, 1952)
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