Portraits of the Bellmen in the Wonderful Magazine, Part II[with a collection of Bellmen's verses published in the Wonderful Magazine]
Woodcut with 44pp text; engraving approx 370 x 270mm (14½ x 10½"); text sheets 210 x 130mm (8¼ x 5"). Engraving folded and attached to smaller sheet, as issued, with tears etc. Rare
From the 'Wonderful Magazine', an entertaining but short-lived periodical founded in 1793 by the hack writer and bookseller Henry Lemoine (1756-1812). 'Bellman's verses' were a regular feature in the magazine, and are here accompanied by likenesses of various criers ('A Dull Dutchman'; 'The Giant of the Bank'; 'Death's Harbinger', etc).
[Ref: 39662] £180.00