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The second volume of two miniature sized books bound together in a maroon textile volume, entitled 'The little Ben Jonson' with frontispiece illustrations engraved by Roberts after "Cruikshanks." "Little Ben Jonson" on the spine in gold.
Lettered on the title-page: "The little Ben Jonson or miscellany of wit and humour in two vols Vol 2. Containing a selection of toasts and sentiments. Published by J Bysh, Paternoster Row, sold by Bowdery and Kirby, Oxford Street.
With a frontispiece illustration of a grenadier standing on a ladder attempting to feed soup to the corpse of a hanged man on a gibbet. Another man concealed behind the gallows in shadow. (An illustration to the anecdote on pages 145-6) Lettered below the image Cruikshanks del. Roberts sc. With the title, "Why dont [sic] you blow then." ("See page 285"?) Published by J. Bysh, 52 Paternoster Row."
Letterpress and engraving
- Production date
- 1820 (circa)
Height: 63 millimetres
Width: 40 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The book contains a selection of short humorous anecdotes.
The illustration is inscribed "Cruikshanks."
The publication is not listed in AM Cohn or GW Reid's catalogues of George Cruikshank's work.
Not listed in BM Satires.
According to BBTI, The printers Kaygill and Rowe were active at Warwick Square circa 1819-1824.
For volume 1, see 1881, 1210.291. 184.e.39/1 bound in the same volume.
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