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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 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)
(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

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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

 

original James Gillray etchings The Hero of the Nile

Fighting for the Dungill; or, Jack Tar Settling Bonaparte

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Plate 211, 212
(Side 1)

The Hero of the Nile

Fighting for the Dunghill; or, Jack Tar Settling Bonaparte

original James Gillray etchings The Tables Turned. Billy in the Devil's Claws. Billy Sending the Devil Packing.

Political Ravishment; or, The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street in Danger

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Plates 213, 214
(Side 2)

Destruction of the French Collosus

Improvement in Weights and Measures; or, Sir John Sinclair Discovering the Balance of the British Flag

Overall sheet size is approximately 19.125 x 24.75 inches (about 48 x 63 cm)

Condition is Good to Very Good. Minor foxing/staining in margins, not affecting image areas.
Typical appropriate age toning of paper. Please refer to enlargement by clicking on thumbnail images above.

$475


The Hero of the Nile

Plate 211
(Side 1)


The Hero of the Nile

Destruction of the French Colossus

Plate 213
(Side 2)


Destruction of the French Colossus

(These plates are on a half-sheet, trimmed down from a full sheet at some time)

$175


The Hero of the Nile by James Gillray

Plate 211-B
(Side 1)

The Hero of the Nile

Some foxing, and toning around edges

Extirpation of the Plagues of Egypt
Plate 213-B
(Side 2)

(Extirpation of the Plagues of Egypt)

[Title and lower portion of image trimmed, some foxing and toning around edges.
See plate 207 for complete image from 1847 Bohn edition]

NOTE THAT THERE ARE NO PLATE NUMBERS ON THE ABOVE PRINTS, SO THEY ARE FROM A DIFFERENT SOURCE THAN THE 1847-1851 BOHN EDITION

(These plates are on a half-sheet, trimmed down from a full sheet at some time)

$75


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