The Six Ologies.viz: Entomology Anthology Demonology Ornithology Craniology Apology.
4to portfolio, quarter morocco with plain boards, oval illustrated title label pasted on front board; very scarce six coloured lithographs on card, as called for, two plates with punchline added in old ink mss. Boards worn, lacking ties, one plate with spash stain.
Six amateur caricatures, drawn by Edward Stanley (1779-1849), who served as Bishop of Norwich 1837-1849. At the time of publication he was rector of Alderley, Cheshire, a position he held for 32 years. This and the two other satires he produced ('Bustle’s Banquet' & 'Dinner of the Dogs') were probably published locally, accounting for the absence of these caricatures in our national collections. His authorship is only confirmed by the 1907 publication of his collected letters.
Not in BM. The Printshop Window (blog) October 2014, illustrating this example.
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