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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 Tree of Liberty Must Be Planted Immediately

The Republican Hercules Defending His Country

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Plate 162, 163
(Side 1)

Tear top left margin outside of image area


The Tree of Liberty Must Be Planted Immediately

The Republican Hercules Defending His Country

original James Gillray etchings The Giant Factotum Amusing Himself

The Lion's Share

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Plates 164, 165
(Side 2)

Tear in right margin outside of image area

The Nuptial Bower

Bank Notes – Paper Money – French Alarmists; or, The Devil, The Devil! Ah! Poor John Bull!!!

 

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.

$375


The Tree of Liberty
Plate 162
(Side 1)

The Tree of Liberty

The Nuptial Bower
Plate 164
(Side 2)

The Nuptial Bower

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

$85


The Republican Hercules
Plate 163
(Side 1)


The Republican Hercules Defending His Country

Bank Notes - Paper Money
Plate 165
(Side 2)

Bank Notes – Paper Money – French Alarmists; or, The Devil, The Devil! Ah! Poor John Bull!!!

 

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

$150