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L'Eclipse de 1832.
L'Eclipse de 1832.
Lith. de Delaporte Sr. de Langlume.
On s'abonne chez Aubert, Galerie Vero Dodat. [Paris, 1832.]
Lithograph with some hand colouring, sheet 255 x 330mm. 10 x 13".
A contemporary satire on reactions to the solar eclipse of July 1832; a military officer (centre) tries to rouse a man in theatrical costume from his slumber in a chair, gesturing towards the celestial phenomenon (coloured) upper right. Rows of sleeping men in armchairs to right, several figures looking through telescopes to left. The unrest of 1830 brought about the popular overthrow of the entrenched power within France and by summer 1832 the political scene was quite altered and the eclipse is used as an analogy. For the Paris periodical 'La Caricature', numbered 'No.60' upper right.
[Ref: 17981]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Actualites.
Actualites. C'est bon pour plaisanter!! ...
Pruche [signed in plate.] Chez Bauger R. du Croissant 16.
Imp. d'Aubert & Cie [Paris, n.d., c.1840].
Lithograph, sheet 250 x 355mm. 9¾ x 14". Trace of centrefold. Sheet a little trimmed at top.
Political satire on French relations with the Ottoman Empire: four soldiers in discussion, one of whom leads a small turbaned child - the Turkish Sultan - by the hand. Warships and burning buildings in the background. Numbered '20' upper right. After illustrator Clément Pruche, from a series of caricatures published in the Paris periodical 'Le Charivari'.
[Ref: 22413]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Actualites.
Actualites. Mais dites donc papa? il me semble que si vous cedez tout! ...
Pruche [signed in plate.] Chez Bauger R. du Croissant 16.
Chez Aubert gal. Vero-Dodat. Imp. d'Aubert & Cie [Paris, n.d., c.1840].
Lithograph, sheet 250 x 355mm. 9¾ x 14". Trace of centrefold.
Political satire on the struggles between Muhammad Ali Pasha (1769 – 1849) with his general and son Ibrahim Pasha (1789 – 1848) against the European Powers; the Sultan is a helpless and prostrate infant at far left. Numbered '21' upper right. After illustrator Clément Pruche, from a series of caricatures published in the Paris periodical 'Le Charivari'.
[Ref: 22414]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Actualites.
Actualites. Patience mon petit! nous t'y conduirons en Egypte, mais il faut marcher pas a pas, c'est plus sur!
J. Platier [signed in plate.]
Chez Aubert gal. Vero-Dodat. Imp. d'Aubert & Cie [Paris, n.d., c.1840]. Se vend chez Bauger & Cie. Editeurs des Dessins de la Caricature du Figaro et du Charivari, R, du Croissant, 16.
Lithograph, sheet 250 x 355mm. 9¾ x 14". Trace of centrefold. Some spotting.
Political satire: the Ottoman Sultan as an infant in a turban, brandishing a sword, wondering towards a cliff edge and being restrained on a leash by a European soldier. Ships out to see, European officers looking on with amusement. Numbered '24' upper right; from a series of caricatures published in a Paris periodical.
[Ref: 22415]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Actualites.
Actualites. Laisser venir a moi les petits enfants.
J. Platier [signed in plate.]
Imp. d'Aubert & Cie [Paris, n.d., c.1840]. Se vend chez Bauger & Cie. Editeurs des Dessins de la Caricature du Figaro et du Charivari, R, du Croissant, 16.
Lithograph, sheet 250 x 355mm. 9¾ x 14". Trace of centrefold. Some light spotting and staining.
Political satire: the Ottoman Sultan as an infant in a turban, walking supported by crutches towards, and seemingly under the hypnotic control of, a European soldier. The minarets and buildings of Istanbul in the background to left, more European soldiers and sailors to right. Numbered '28' upper right; from a series of caricatures published in a Paris periodical.
[Ref: 22416]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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[Anti-British propaganda relating to 4th Anglo-Dutch War]
[Anti-British propaganda relating to 4th Anglo-Dutch War] Algemeene Staatkundige Konstplaat Van't Jaar 1780 [parallel text in French below]
[Amsterdam, 1780]
Etching, sheet 485 x 455mm (19 x 18"). Trimmed inside platemark on left, folds. Very scarce.
Fifteen satirical images directed against the British preceding the outbreak of war between the English and the United Provinces in 1780, a war related to the American Revolutionary War. Most of the plate is composed of reduced of reduced versions of previously published plates. Some have explicit American content, such as 8 (which mentions Florida) and 15 (Philadelphia). In the wake of the Gordon Riots in London, 'the intention here seems to be to identify English sailors with the plundering London mob' (George).
BM Satires 5728; plate also includes copies of BM Satires 5712-22
[Ref: 30062]   £650.00  
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Avis aux Pertubateurs du bon-ordre Par Fue Bordier mort en l'air à Rouen le 21 Aout 1789.
Avis aux Pertubateurs du bon-ordre Par Fue Bordier mort en l'air à Rouen le 21 Aout 1789. Vous verrez que je serai pendu pour arranger l'affaire. Nuit aux aventures, Act III. Sc.IX, rôle de Frontin.
[n.d. c.1800.]
Engraving. Plate 260 x 172mm. 10¼ x 6¾". Some foxing; water stain to right-hand side.
A French engraving illustrating a scene from a highly politicised play titled 'Nuit aux aventures'. A harlequin called 'Frontin' stands with his club in front of the gallows, apparently a symbol of chaos and anarchy. The scene seems to have been inspired by actual events in the form of revolutionary riots at Rouen in August 1789, and reflects later attitudes to the early years of the Revolution. This print focuses on Francois Bordier (1758-1789) and his untimely death. He was involved in the pillaging of the Hotel de L'Intendence of Rouen along with a lawyer named Jourdain. They were both arrested and eventually Bordier was condemned to death and hung on 21 August 1789.
[Ref: 18923]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Les Belges Sinceres et trop credules, portent leur Or et leur Argent en offrande au perfide VanderNoot...
Les Belges Sinceres et trop credules, portent leur Or et leur Argent en offrande au perfide VanderNoot...
[Anon., French?., c.1790.]
Etching on watermarked laid paper, sheet 200 x 170mm. 8 x 6¾". Trimmed within plate, possibly a fragment of a larger print?
Political satire; tribute in the form of bags and bowls of coins is brought before Hendrik Karel Nicolaas van der Noot (1731 - 1827) at centre, standing on a lettered pedestal. Van der Noot was one of the main players of the Brabant Revolution (1789-1790) against the Austrian rule of Emperor Joseph II. This revolution led to the short-lived existence of the United States of Belgium (January 11, 1790 - December 1790). This print attacks him as a traitor to his country (as described on plinth), and is probably printed by a supporter of Van der Noot's co-revolutionary and more radical rival Jan Frans Vonck (1743 – 1792), who advocated a state constructed on the French Revolutionary model.
[Ref: 16677]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Caesar et Imperator.
Caesar et Imperator. "Ah, Massa Napoleon! you al'ays was de friend ob freedom - now you am a'man and a broder." The Emperor Napoleon had been advocating the cause of liberty - everywhere but in France.--July, 1861.
[Punch, July, 1861.]
Etching. 362 x 280mm. 14¼ x 11".
Napoleon III (1808-1873) the President of the French Second Republic. Until about 1861, Napoleon's regime exhibited decidedly authoritarian characteristics, using press censorship to prevent the spread of opposition, manipulating elections, and depriving the Parliament of the right to free debate or any real power. He often referred to himself as Julius Caesar, drawing analogy between the politics of Caesar and his own.
[Ref: 18042]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[A Chinese Pagoda.]
[A Chinese Pagoda.]
[London, W.H.Carter, n.d., c.1860.]
Lithograph on thick paper. Sheet 305 x 240mm. Trimmed, losing title. A little damage at the edges.
The emperor sits on a mandarin, who sits on a soldier, who sits on a priest. On the bottom is a peasant. On verso is a printed catalogue of caricatures published by Carter.
For impression with title see ref.23512
[Ref: 6954]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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L' Ambassade Chinoise.
L' Ambassade Chinoise. Un Chien De Diner.
Imp. d'Aubert & Cie.
Chez Aubert & Cie. Pl. de la Bourse 29 [n.d., c.1850].
Hand coloured lithograph, sheet 270 x 360mm. 10½ x 14¼". Foxing. Three tears from extremities, one through inscription.
A French minister and the Chinese ambassador eating a meal of dog. Their humerous conversation is recorded below the title.
[Ref: 10414]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A Chinese Pagoda.
A Chinese Pagoda.
W.H.J. Carter, Bookseller, Printseller, &c. 12, Regent Street, Pall Mall, London [n.d., c.1860].
Lithograph, rare, sheet 380 x 285mm. 15 x 11¼". Facsimile mss. publisher's advertisement/price list to verso, for '...Prints, Illustrative of Crinoline'. Lightly soiled and stained; extremities a little bumped.
A satire on contemporary Chinese society and its different social and political strata. Crinoline was originally a stiff fabric with a weft of horse-hair and a warp of cotton or linen thread. The fabric first appeared around 1830, but by 1850 the word had come to mean a stiffened petticoat or rigid skirt-shaped structure of steel designed to support the skirts of a woman’s dress in the required shape. The crinoline was the subject of much ridicule and satire, particularly in Punch magazine. Dress reformers did not like it either — they seized upon the cage aspect of the crinoline and claimed that it effectively imprisoned women. Given that the crinoline did eventually have a maximum diameter of up to 180 centimetres (six feet), it is easy to imagine difficulties in getting through doors, in and out of carriages, and the general problems of moving in such a large structure. The second problem was the potential impropriety of the crinoline. Its lightness was a curse as well as a blessing, as a gust of wind or a knock could set it swinging and reveal the wearer's legs. Even worse, if a woman tripped or was knocked over, the crinoline would hold her skirts up.
[Ref: 23512]   £250.00  
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Der Komet von 1811._Einer Pariser Karrikatur.
Der Komet von 1811._Einer Pariser Karrikatur.
Etching. Plate 190 x 241mm. 7½ x 9½". Bit messy in sky.
German print satirising the Parisian response to the Great Comet of 1811, a comet that was visible to the naked eye for around 260 days, a record it held until the appearance of Comet Hale-Bopp in 1997. In October 1811, at its brightest, it displayed an apparent magnitude of 0, with an easily visible coma.
[Ref: 20119]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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L'Ecrevisse. [The Crayfish.]
L'Ecrevisse. [The Crayfish.]
Lith. de Langlumé.
[Paris: d'Aubert, August 1830.]
Hand-coloured lithograph, sheet 315 x 270mm. 12½ x 10½". Tatty extremities; some staining.
A wonderful image of a crayfish with the head of Charles X, King of France (1757 - 1836); with royal fur cloak, the crown having fallen to the ground behind. Charles contemplates with satisfaction the text of his 'Ordonnance' (to right). On 25 July 1830 the king issued four ordinances, known as Ordonnances de Saint-Cloud, which censored the press, dissolved the newly elected chamber, altered the electoral system and called for elections in September. Louis Philippe ignored the document and on 9 August had himself proclaimed King of the French by the members of the Chamber. Under Charles X's regime until the Revolution of 1830 the political caricature was prohibited by censorship, and here finally the caricaturist can release the full force of his invective.
BNF FRBNF41517280.
[Ref: 24296]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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England, Roast Beef & Plumb Pudding. France, Toad Stools & Garlick.
England, Roast Beef & Plumb Pudding. France, Toad Stools & Garlick.
T.Porter Inv. fec. Vinegar Inv. fec.
Pub. Jan.y 1. 1775 acc.g to Act by Mdarly 39. Strand.
Etching, 175 x 250mm, 7 x 9¾".
A bear representing England and a cat, full-dressed and armed with a sword, for France, with a table laden with beer, beef and garlic. On the wall behind are pictures of boxing and fencing, symbolising the relationship between the two countries. From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates.
[Ref: 14560]   £330.00  
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The Feast near Eaten or Master George and his Little Visitor.
The Feast near Eaten or Master George and his Little Visitor. Children will be children.
[Paul Pry] Esq.
Pub by T. McLean 16 Haymarket Caricatures daily publishing. [Dec. 1828.]
Hand-coloured etching with large margins. Plate 260 x 375mm (10¼ x 14¾").
Satire on the visit to London of Maria II of Portugal. George IV, dressed as a little boy, faces the nine-year old Maria across a small table covered with sweetmeats, with Wellington and Peel as servants behind them. Peel holds a dish of Candid Orange Peel surmounted by a large crown. On the table besides other sweets are boxes of Sugar Plumbs and Bulls Eyes, and slabs of Ally Campane. During the Portuguese Succession crisis in which Miguel I usurped the young queen (his nephew), Maria travelled to several European courts, including London, in search of support. Miguel is repesented here by a battered doll lying on the floor, labelled 'uncle Mig'.
BM Satires: 15565; for Maria's visit to London see also ref. 30545
[Ref: 30507]   £320.00  
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Portrait of a Guerilla Chief.
Portrait of a Guerilla Chief.
WH Del et Sculp.
Pub May 8 1823 by G Humphrey 24 St James's St & 74 New Bond St.
Hand coloured etching, sheet 260 x 205mm. 10¼ x 8". Trimmed within plate. Some staining.
Caricature of a wary desperado standing on a ledge among mountain precipices, raising the trigger of his levelled musket. Below regular soldiers are marching down a mountain. He wears a tricolour cockade in his cap, a big pouch slung from his shoulder, and a sheathed bayonet. His dress is that of a peasant mountaineer rather than of a soldier, with short loose breeches, long stocking-like gaiters, and rough sandals attached to his legs by thongs. During the French invasion of Spain in 1808, the only serious resistance was from guerrillas under Francisco Javier Mina (1789 – 1817) in the mountains of Catalonia. By William Heath (1794/5 - 1840).
BM Satires: 14523.
[Ref: 14740]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Lyon entranced Quis Talia Fando. Temperet a Lachrimis.
The Lyon entranced Quis Talia Fando. Temperet a Lachrimis.
[n.d. c.1762.]
Etching. 84 x 127mm. 3¼ x 5". Paper toning and foxing. Small nicks to the edges.
Pocket-sized satire. The Preliminaries of Peace, signed at Fontainebleau, November 3rd 1762. Here present were the Duke of Cumberland, Edward Duke of York, Lord Bute, Henry Fox, the Duke of Bedford, William Pitt the Elder, Lord Temple and the Duke of Newcastle.
See BM Satires: 3922.
[Ref: 17553]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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The Old Proprietors Advice.
The Old Proprietors Advice.
William Heath.
Pub April 10 1830 by T McLean 26 Haymarket.
Hand-coloured etching. 367 x 254mm (14½ x 10"). Cut to platemark.
Satire on Prince Leopold (subsequently Leopold I of Belgium) at the time he was considering an offer to become king of Greece. Leopold puts his head through a glassless window in the door of his 'Grecian Establish[ment]—Co[burg]', to look intently at a fat Turk holding a long pipe. Next to the door are placards: 'This . Shop!!! will shortly open under entire new Management—Vivant [sic] Rex'; a Union Jack poster (partly covered); the Russian eagle, and a fleur-de-lis, the two last inscribed 'Loan'. One of Leopold's conditions for becoming king of Greece was for a loan guaranteed by the three Powers (hence the posters on the wall here). He obtained his conditions with regard to the loan, but nonetheless turned down the throne of Greece, and became the first king of Belgium the following year.
BM Satires: 16098.
[Ref: 30540]   £260.00  
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George Se Dépitte Et Signe Enfin La Paix Générale.
George Se Dépitte Et Signe Enfin La Paix Générale.
A Paris chez Depueille rue des Mathurins Jacques aux deux Pilastres d'Or. [n.d., c.1801.]
Etching with some stippling, 330 x 410mm. 13 x 16¼". A fine and scarce impression with full margins; (printer's) crease to upper part of plate.
Satirical French view of the royal reaction to the Treaty of Amiens, signed 25th March 1802 to temporarily end hostilities between the French Republic and the United Kingdom during the French Revolutionary Wars. With a wonderful expression of disgust, a seated George III kicks William Pitt's posterior with his right leg, while he strikes his shoulder with the sceptre. His left hand rests on a round table, and holds a pen with which he signs the peace treaty, registering silent anger; Pitt puts his right forefinger in his mouth and hurries off to the left, distressed and alarmed. The King's crown is falling from his head; his waistcoat is unbuttoned and his shirt escapes beneath it. His table is supported by intertwined dolphins. The consequent peace lasted only one year, and was the only period of peace during the so-called 'Great French War' between 1793 and 1815. Under the treaty, the United Kingdom recognised the French Republic; George III had only two years previously dropped the English crown's historical claim, dating back to 1340 and Edward III, to the now-defunct French Kingdom.
BM Satires: 9870.
[Ref: 16644]   £280.00  
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3me. et dernière Fuite. Ah! Quelle est bonne! où vas tu comme ça mon vieux. Le Roi: Je cherche où je pouvrai planter cette marchandise, elle ne peut pas prendre en France. Le Dey: Allons, non camarade, je n'ai pas de rancune, rape la carotte avec moi.
3me. et dernière Fuite. Ah! Quelle est bonne! où vas tu comme ça mon vieux. Le Roi: Je cherche où je pouvrai planter cette marchandise, elle ne peut pas prendre en France. Le Dey: Allons, non camarade, je n'ai pas de rancune, rape la carotte avec moi.
Lith de Langlamé.
[n.d. c.1830.]
Coloured lithograph. 235 x 297mm. 9¼ x 11¾".
A satire on the exile of the Ottoman order from Algeria. Hussein Dey (1765-1838) was the last of the Deys who is known for having hit the French consul in anger over France's unpaid debt to Algeria. France used this offense as a pretext for an invasion, and thus in July 1830 the French Army arrived near Algiers and made quick work in defeating the Ottoman forces. Hussein accepted Charles X's offer for exile, after which France seized and looted the country, ending the three-century rule of the Ottomans. Here Charles X can be see with a package strapped to his back with all sorts of items that the French looted from Algeria. The King jokes in having to sell the merchanise, but that it cannot be in France. The Dey's response suggests that there is no grudge held between non-friends.
[Ref: 16559]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Slough
The Slough Representing The King of Prussia standing Centinal, The Empress of Germany drove by the French King, Count Bruhl riding Postillion, and the K. of P...d [Poland] Lacky.
Printed for T. Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard, & John Bowles & Son, at the Black Horse in Cornhil. [1756]
Engraving with small margins, platemark 250 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"). Creasing. Rare.
Frederick the Great, standing as sentinel, as the Empress-Queen of Germany and Hungary where she is going. She instructs him to 'ask my Driver', Heinrich, Count von Bruhl, who says he is driving her 'into a Slough'. 'Drive on then' responds Frederick. Also included are Louis XV of France driving the horses, and King Augustus III of Poland. Satire referring to the Count von Bruhl's intrigues to embroil Prussia with Russia, in which Louis XV allied himself with the Empress-Queen. In the foreground the French Cock applies a lighted torch to the globe on the side of 'Germany', the flames of which burst out in 'America', demonstrating the consequences of European politics for the Seven Years' War beginning in America. American interest.
BM 3471; BM Ref No: 1868.0808.4089.
[Ref: 30843]   £490.00  
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The Triple Compact or Brittannias ruin.
The Triple Compact or Brittannias ruin.
[Aug. 1762.]
Etching. 89 x 126mm. 3½ x 5". Paper toning and foxing. Small nicks to the edges.
Pocket-sized satire. Britannia seated on a rock amongst thistles, her shield thrown down and her spear broken, she weeps for the loss of William Pitt. The Duc de Nivernois, French Ambassador Extraordinary, while in London concluding the Peace Paris stands with one hand on the should of Lord Bute, and the other on the shoulder of the Spanish envoy. The latter is attempting to retrieve what he has lost, referring to the capture of Havanna. A Dutchman in the corner calls over to Britannia declaring that she is not safe.
See BM Satires: 3889.
[Ref: 17564]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Pretorius. South Africa. [Slip below image.:] From daybreak to sunset, 100,000 persons took part to-day in the Voortrekker celebrations. Fours days of festival culminated in the inauguration of the memorial to the pioneers who made the great trek 100
Pretorius. South Africa. [Slip below image.:] From daybreak to sunset, 100,000 persons took part to-day in the Voortrekker celebrations. Fours days of festival culminated in the inauguration of the memorial to the pioneers who made the great trek 100 years ago, fleeing northward from British Rule in the Cape. [&] [On verso:] Dear me, things have altered. [In pencil below image:] according to the Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry of Health, we are none the worse for rationed fare x a little tightening of the belt.
T.W. Ellison.
[n.d. c.1930.]
Pen and ink. 300 x 235mm (11¾ x 9¼").
A satire depicting Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus Pretorius (1798-1853), the leader of the Boers who was instrumental in the creation of the South African Republic. During the 1830s and 1840s, there were emigrants known as the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony, which was under British rule at the time, and moved into the interior of what is now northern South Africa.
[Ref: 30738]   £180.00  
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The Zanys.
The Zanys.
RS. [Robert Seymour.]
Published by Thos Mc Lean 26 Haymarket Aug 6 1830.
Hand-coloured lithograph. 280 x 419mm (11 x 16½").
Charles X (1757-1836), king of France, attempts to blindfold the lion of public opinion with a mask reading 'Ordinance for abolishing the free press', while his prime minister, Jules de Polignac (1780-1847), hammers in staples to attach the lion's tail to the ground. Charles and Polignac had just signed the July Ordinances (also known as the Four Ordinances of Saint-Cloud), suspending the liberty of the press and dissolving the newly-elected Chamber of Deputies of France. They were intending to quell the citizens, but instead inflamed them. The Ordinances were published in the Parisian newspaper 'Moniteur' on the 26th July; journalists gathered to protest and were soon joined by the general public. The 'July Revolution' spread so quickly that Charles X had abdicated before McLean had managed to satirise his stupidity.
BM Satires: 16214.
[Ref: 30632]   £220.00  
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