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"The Works of James Gillray from the Original Plates with the Addition of Many Subjects Not Before Collected"

(1847-1851)
published by Henry G. Bohn, London
written by Charles Whiting

Original Copperplate Engravings/Etchings over 170 years old

Full Sheet Size: approximately 19 x 24.75 inches (about 48 x 63 cm)
Half Sheet Size: approximately 9.5 x 12.25 inches (about 24 x 31 cm)
(if trimmed from full sheet)

Image size varies from engraving to engraving. Most, but not all, plates have engravings on both sides of the sheet, as published by Bohn.

Click here for contemporary (1851) descriptions and analyses of the cartoons by James Gillray

Click here for the index to subjects in James Gillray's cartoons

   

original James Gillray print French-Telegraph making Signals in the Dark
The Blessing of Peace, Curse of War
Plates 111, 112
(Side 1)


French-Telegraph making Signals in the Dark
The Blessing of Peace, Curse of War

original James Gillray print Pantagruel's Victorious Return to the Court of Gargantua, after extirpating the Soup-Meagres of Bouille Land
Plate 110
(Side 2)


Pantagruel's Victorious Return to the Court of Gargantua, after extirpating the Soup-Meagres of Bouille Land

$325


French-Telegraph making Signals in the Dark


French-Telegraph making Signals in the Dark

(Half-sheet approximately 10½ x 14¾ inches )

Condition: Poor/Fair — overall browning of paper, moderate foxing, edge and corner wear including bent lower left corner into image area, short tears in margins and upper right corner damage.

$75

Source: Historical & Descriptive Account of the Caricatures of James Gillray; Comprising A Political and Humorous History of the Latter Part of the Reign of George the Third

by Thomas Wright, Esq., F.S.A. and R. H. Evans, Esq.

Published: London, Henry G. Bohn, 1851


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