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Sailors in Westminster Abbey.
Sailors in Westminster Abbey.
Folios of Caracatures lent our For the Evening. [Charles Williams.]
Pubd. Aug.t 27th 1804 by SW Fores 50 Piccadilly.
Hand-coloured etching on watermarked paper. Plate 349 x 248mm (13¾ x 9¾").
Two burly, tough-looking sailors stand before Kent's monument to Shakespeare (r.). They read the inscription to which the figure of Shakespeare points: 'The Cloud Capt Towers, The Goreeous Palaces, . . . Leave not a Wreck [sic] behind' ['Tempest', IV. i]. One (l.), who wears his hat, in which is a tobacco-pipe, says: "Captain Towers!! who the Devil can this Capt Towers be? - Rot me if ever I heard of his Name or that of the Ship, did You Jack?" The other, who holds his hat, answers: "No, but I take it the Cloud must have belonged to the Mounseers, for you know that's what they call the place Boney lives at" [i.e. St. Cloud], Both hold heavy cudgels.
BM Satires: 10330.
[Ref: 52241]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Scarborough] The Library.
[Scarborough] The Library.
J. Green del.t. [Etched by Thomas Rowlandson, aquatinted by either John Bluck and Joseph Stadler.]
[Pub. 1813, at R. Ackermann, 101 Strand.]
Hand-coloured aquatint. 132 x 222mm (5¼ x 8¾").
The Library: men and women engage in coversation and seek guidance on what books to read. James Green's 'Poetical Sketches of Scarborough' were originally drawn as souvenirs but popular demand led to their publication.
[Ref: 52406]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Scarborough] The Warm Bath.
[Scarborough] The Warm Bath.
J. Green del.t. J. Bluck sculp.t. [Etched by Thomas Rowlandson.]
[Pub. 1813, at R. Ackermann, 101 Strand.]
Hand-coloured aquatint. 132 x 222mm (5¼ x 8¾").
Warm Bath: a naked lady, showing her right breast, pulls on a cord that hangs from the ceiling; behing her on the wall are two switches for 'hot' and 'cold'; there is also a thermometer on the wall. James Green's 'Poetical Sketches of Scarborough' were originally drawn as souvenirs but popular demand led to their publication. Rowlandson etched the outline, Bluck added the aquatint.
[Ref: 52407]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Scarborough] Shower Bath.
[Scarborough] Shower Bath.
J. Green del.t. J.C. Stadler sculp.t. [Etched by Thomas Rowlandson.]
Pub. 1813, at R. Ackermann, 101 Strand.
Hand-coloured aquatint. 138 x 222mm (5½ x 8¾").
Shower Bath: A man peers round the door into the bathroom; the dog barks ferociously at him. In the shower, a naked lady is washing, another lady crouches, putting her hand up in embarrassment, she is changing in preparation for her shower bath. James Green's 'Poetical Sketches of Scarborough' were originally drawn as souvenirs but popular demand led to their publication. Rowlandson etched the outline, Stadler added the aquatint.
[Ref: 52408]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Scarborough] The Terrace.
[Scarborough] The Terrace.
J. Green del.t. J.C. Stadler sculp.t. [Etched by Thomas Rowlandson.]
[Pub. 1813, at R. Ackermann, 101 Strand.]
Hand-coloured aquatint. 138 x 222mm (5½ x 8¾").
The Promenade: fashionable tourists strolling outside the store 'Cracknill Shells Pebbles and Curiosities'. James Green's 'Poetical Sketches of Scarborough' were originally drawn as souvenirs but popular demand led to their publication. Rowlandson etched the outline, Stadler added the aquatint.
[Ref: 52405]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Lament of Lord Bags.
The Lament of Lord Bags. Do I then dream in sooth? or can it be? Am I foreclos'd from mine own Chancerie? Oh senseless Woolpack! [...] Oh Bags! Bags! Bags! O! O! O! O! O! O!
[by John Doyle]
London. Published by Thos. Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket, 1827.
Hand-coloured etching and aquatint. 344 x 253mm (13½ x 10"). Trimmed to platemark on the left edge. Small margins on 3 sides. Tear in margin bottom right.
John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon, stands in deep dejection, hands thrust in his breeches pockets, head slightly tilted. He wears plain dark suit with knee-breeches and buckled shoes, legal bands, and small wig. He resigned as Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain in 1827 when George Canning became Prime Minister, being deeply opposed to the new prime minister's more liberal principles.
BM Satires 15419.
[Ref: 52323]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Skaiting Dandies, Shewing Off.
Skaiting Dandies, Shewing Off. 332.
Williams fecit.
Pub.d by Tho.s Tegg 111 Cheapside, London [n.d. c.1815-1820.]
Hand-coloured etching; watermark Basted Mill. Plate 248 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Cut to plate.
Ladies stand on a snow-covered bank in the middle distance watching the skaters. In the foreground are four skaters in absurd positions. A dandy lies on his back, trying to ward off with one leg another who reels backward striking him on the chin with the point of his skate.
BM Satires 13074.
[Ref: 52288]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Elements of Skating.
[Elements of Skating. The Consequence of going before the Wind. [&] Attitude! _ttitude is every thing. [&] Making the Most of a Passing Friend in a case of Emergency. [&] A Fundamental Error in the Art of Skaiting.
[after James Gillray?]
[c.1809.]
Set of four etchings with fine colour. 274 x 406mm (10¾ x 16"), paper watermarked 1809.
An elderly man, holding his umbrella in front of him to form a sail, cannonades into another skater, who falls, the apex of the umbrella entering his mouth, while his foot strikes the stomach of the aggressor. The ice cracks beneath them. The latter wears wrinkled ankle-boots. In the background, a man falls forward, his umbrella and hat torn from him by a gust, whose strength is indicated by a wind-swept. [&] Two skaters strike attitudes in the foreground. One, with hands on hips, describes a curve with one foot, the other foot being held out stiffly. He looks aggressively towards the other, a younger man who bends his knees, arms extended, and grins at his rival. The former wears a spencer over a short coat, the latter a tail coat; both wear Hessian boots, but those of the latter, who is more fashionably dressed, reach to the knee and are tasselled. Both hold sticks. In the background, a pair of men with folded arms skate back to back in doing a figure of eight; a third skates forward fast with hands on hips. The scene is a lake in a snow-covered landscape. [&] A man who is falling through the ice clutches desperately at the leg of a passing skater so as to drag him towards the hole he has made. [&] One man falls violently, arms and legs in the air; he brings the ferrule of his stick heavily down on the eye of a neighbour who has just landed on his posterior, his legs and arms extended. In the background three other skaters have fallen, and lie or sit, legs in the air.
BM Satires 10475A; 10474A; 10477A; 10476A.
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Snips.
Snips.
Rowlandson Invenit 1815.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate 350 x 248mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Small margins.
A woman and man are hard at ironing inside a room; another man sits by an open hearth warming the irons ready to swap; a yawning cat is sat behind him. At the window a woman shouts.
[Ref: 52347]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Soldiers in the Field.]
[Soldiers in the Field.]
D. Redman Lithog. W Heath 165 New Bond Street.
[n.d. c.1830.]
Lithograph. 400 x 292mm (15¾ x 11½"). Trimmed to the image with damage at the bottom.
A very scarce print of French infantry soldiers drinking in the foreground with a barrel of beer to the side; more soldiers relax to the left-hand middle-ground; an officer on horseback appears to the left middle-ground. In the background infantry troops march.
[Ref: 52221]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Spectres visiting Iohn Bull.
Spectres visiting Iohn Bull.
[Charles Williams.]
Pub.d Feb.y 23, 1808 by Walker No7 Cornhill.
Hand-coloured etching. 241 x 342mm (9½ x 13½") Trimmed to platemark.
John Bull, a fat 'cit', is seated beside a writing-table (r.) holding up a large book. On the left hand page is inscribed 'Vote of Thanks respecting the Expedition to Copenhagen'; John's pen rests on the last word, but he turns in horror to gaze at the ghosts of (l. to r.) Fox, Pitt, and Burke. These wear shrouds and stand on clouds; all point a menacing forefinger. Fox says: "Erase those lines from your Journal"; Pitt and Burke say "Erase". Burke wears spectacles and a Jesuit's biretta (cf. BMSat 6026), and holds a large book inscribed 'Sublime & Beautiful' [cf., e.g., BMSat 6361]. John wears glasses, his hair rises on his head, pushing up his ill-fitting wig. He says: "Why dont you come then and transact the business yourselves? - it is impossible I can please every body. - it is come to such a pitch now that I have no peace either with the living or the dead!!!"
BM Satires 10968
[Ref: 52275]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Spirited Subjects No.4.
Spirited Subjects No.4. Vell wot are you flaring up about? Vy yer only a couple o'Shampains arter all!
[London W Spooner.] [n.d. c.1835.]
Fine hand-coloured lithograph. 255 x 222mm (10 x 8¾"). Cut.
Two snooty champagne flutes, with cigar and cane, in conversation with a humble jug; an illustrated pun, the vessels given human characteristics and faces. From a series of humorous anthropomorphic prints relating to alcohol by William Spooner.
[Ref: 52355]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Steam Boat.
The Steam Boat.
[H. Heath.]
Pubd. by Tho.s Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket, 1827.
Hand-coloured etching; paper watermarked: 1822. Plate 370 x 255mm (14½ x 10"). Trimmed on right. Small margins on 3 sides.
Satire; a fashionable but queasy lady on the deck of a steamboat in windy weather, her hand to her throat, saying, 'Its werry pleasant a board a steamer sir?'; a more stoical man with his hands in his pockets replies, 'Werry indeed marm - but I likes a vun hoss shase [one-horse chaise] better it doesen't rumble vun so-'.
[Ref: 52320]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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It wur lucky I got shelter at all. Thought would destroy his Paradise where ignorance is bliss!! Tis folly to be wise.
It wur lucky I got shelter at all. Thought would destroy his Paradise where ignorance is bliss!! Tis folly to be wise.
[Paul Pry.] Invt.
Pub by T. McLean 26 Haymarket where Political and other Caricatures are daily Pub. [n.d. c.1828.]
Hand-coloured etching. 350 x 242mm (13¾ x 9½"). Trimmed to border.
A traveller tries to shelter under a tree which has no branches; a soggy dog stands under the other side of the tree. Lightning flashes with Stonehenge visible in the background.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 52249]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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Taking Notice.
Taking Notice.
R. Dagley del. et sculp.
London, Publisehd by John Warren. Old Bond Street, and G. & W.B. Whittaker, Ave Maria Lane. [n.d. c.1821.]
Hand-coloured etching. 244 x 142mm (9½ x 5½"). Some slight scuffing to the sheet.
A man in suitable dress peers through his hand-held eyeglass at a lady who peeks back at him, hidden by the door frame, whilst raising her dress to reveal her ankle.
[Ref: 52213]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Temptation for Lawyers. 266
Temptation for Lawyers. 266
Etc by Roberts.
London Pubd. by T.Tegg 111 Cheapside Jan. [1803 scratched out.]
Hand-coloured etching. 247 x 356mm (9¾ x 14"). Trimmed inside the platemark. Back board stain.
Two demons (r.) hold up a long scroll headed ' A Suit in Chancery'; the rolled end rests on the ground. Five lawyers (l.) jostle each other to get places for the race towards it. The foremost presses the others back, saying, "Start fair Gentlemen, if you Please". Three of them wear long gowns; the others are in ordinary dress, but one of them wears bands.
BM Satires 10198.
[Ref: 52256]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Tower in a State of Siege. The Dreadful Riots of November 1830.
The Tower in a State of Siege. The Dreadful Riots of November 1830.
Printed by C. Motte, 23, Leicester Square.
[n.d. c.1830.]
Lithograph, unique with added comments in black ink. 290 x 368mm (11½ x 14½"). Fold in image. Time stained.
A mob, chiefly of women and children, assails the Tower, the outer battlements of which are defended by soldiers; the embrasures bristle with cannon, and the commander declares [in black] " 'We will never Surrender'. Clouds of smoke or dust divide these (small) figures and the White Tower from the mob in the foreground, who are unarmed except for the pea-shooters and wooden swords of little boys, and the chamber-pots of one or two women. A fat fellow with eggs shouts 'Nothing like Rotten Eggs'. A woman with two buckets says: 'Get your Squirts ready here . . . Stuff.' A man prepares to hurl the contents of a bucket, saying, 'here's some that will stick by you'. A child says: 'Here I come with plenty of Peas'. Others shout 'Peas' and 'More Peas'. A ragged man spits, saying, 'here is some of Wisharts best Shagg'. Other shouts are: 'Let the Women have plenty of Gin we shall do them'; 'We will make you Reform'; 'heres plenty of rotten Oranges for nothing'."
BM Satires 16319.
[Ref: 52313]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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The Triumph of Independence over Majesterial Influence and Corruption.
The Triumph of Independence over Majesterial Influence and Corruption.
Folios of Caracatures lent out for the Evening. [Charles Williams.]
Pub.d March 8th 1805 by S.W. Fores Piccadilly.
Fine hand-coloured etching, watermark J. Whatman. Plate 241 x 348mm 9½ x 13¾").
A street scene. Sir Francis Burdett, tall, handsome, and distinguished but a poor portrait, stands (r.) turning his head in profile towards Mainwaring and extending his right. arm with a gesture of dismissal. In his left hand is a paper: 'Constitution of England'. Mainwaring, fashionably dressed, but mean and vulgar, stands with flexed knees and wrists crossed over his breast. He squints towards Burdett and clutches a paper: 'Mar . . List'. Burdett says: "Go Hireling! retire to thy original Nothingness, nor suffer Ministerial Influence to hold thee up to ridicule again, nor dare oppose the legitimate Choice of the Electors of Middlesex." Mainwaring soliloquizes (mis-quoting 'Paradise Lost', iv. 37-9): "Oh how I hate those Beams which bring to my remembrance from "What State I am Fallen.' A stout bailiff or constable (l.) addresses him: "I have got a Writ of Bastardy for Justice Juggle".
BM Satires 10372.
[Ref: 52296]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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An Undertakers Visit.
An Undertakers Visit.
R Newton.
T. Tegg 111 Cheapside [n.d. c.1807.]
Hand-coloured etching. 254 x 356mm (10 x 14") Trimmed to the image at the top.
Satire: undertaker, bearing coffin, presenting himself before rotund figure smoking pipe, sitting in chair.
Alexander 1998: 309.
[Ref: 52280]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Ways and Means Why they don't Marry.
Ways and Means Why they don't Marry. Because [as symbol] Several letters had appeared in the Times complaining of the prevalent extravagance which rendered it impossible for people of moderate means to marry. - July, 1861.
[Punch, 41, 13 July 1861.]
Engraving. 354 x 526mm (14 x 20¾"). Foxing; folded as normal.
Two images showing the extravagence of marriage. A woman to the left holding a print of a carriage, whilst her chamber-maid attends to her hair; the room contains ornate furniture, prints of horses and of a 'Design of a Cottage'. In the opposite image, a gentleman sat in a reading chair holding The Times newspaper; his butler appears with a tipple.
[Ref: 52371]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Westminster Ceceeder on Fresh Duty.
The Westminster Ceceeder on Fresh Duty.
Folios of Caracatures lent out for the Evening.
Pubd March 14 1801 by SW Fores 50 Piccadilly.
Hand-coloured etching; 18th century watermark. Plate 318 x 222mm (12½ x 8¾"). Small margins.
At St Stephen's Chapel, in the old Palace of Westminster. Fox stoops to support on his back Horne Tooke, who is about to climb into the window of 'St Stephe[n's] Chap[el]', the name on a slab over the door, partly cut off by the right margin. The door is being closed by Lord Temple, who says: "He shall not pollute this holy Temple". Tooke rests his right foot on Fox's back, his hands grasping the sill; his left toe is in a cranny in the wall above a placard headed: 'Old Sarum Dilly takes only one at the Brazenface'. He looks down at Fox, saying, "don't give way I am not quite in Yet". Fox, his head towards the door, one foot supported on a book: 'Powerfull Reasons for Non attendance', says: "Come on with you!! and mind and button your great Coat to hide the Old Cassock." Tooke's greatcoat hangs open, showing his coat, and the skirt of a short cassock over knee-breeches. On the wall beside him is a torn placard: 'A New Edition The Diversions of Purley by the Rev John H...' The keystone of the arch over the door, on the extreme right, is a satyr's head, leering at Tooke with protruding tongue.
See BM Satires 9715.
[Ref: 52274]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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A Whistling Shop.
A Whistling Shop. Tom & Jerry visiting Logic, "on board the Fleet".
Drawn & Engraved by I.R & G. Cruikshank.
[Pub.d by Sherwood, Neely & Jones, May 1, 1821.]
Fine hand-coloured aquatint and etching. 140 x 230mm (5½ x 9"). Trimmed to the plate.
Corinthian Tom, Jerry Hawthorn and Bob Logic seated and drinking at a table in a 'whistling shop' in the Fleet prison, the former two visiting the latter who has been imprisoned for debt, prisoners and other rough-looking men drinking, gambling and smoking in the dingy room, some standing by the fire, a man entering the room to the right with tennis rackets under his arm and a warden talking to a lady with two children. Tennis interest.
[Ref: 52219]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Scarborough.] Widow Ducker & Her Nymphs.
[Scarborough.] Widow Ducker & Her Nymphs.
J. Green del.t. [Etched by Thomas Rowlandson, aquatinted by either John Bluck and Joseph Stadler.]
[Pub. 1813, at R. Ackermann, 101 Strand.]
Hand-coloured engraving. 222 x 132mm (8¾ x 5¼").
Widow Ducker: woman and children bathing in the sea with fantastical dolphins, bathing machines behind. James Green's 'Poetical Sketches of Scarborough' were originally drawn as souvenirs but popular demand led to their publication.
[Ref: 52409]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Duncombe's Miniature Caricature Magazine. No.13.
Duncombe's Miniature Caricature Magazine. No.13. The Wilson Mania or All for Love!! All for Honour!!!
T. Jones fec.t
Published by Duncombe, 19, Little Queen Street, Holborn. [n.d. c.1824].
Hand-coloured etching. 126 x 165mm (5 x 6½"). Trimmed to the platemark.
Various men nobles and representatives of church, leadership and nobility raise their arms in awe of the 'Ponsonby...a Jewel of a woman!!' This is with reference to Henrietta Frances ('Harriet') Ponsonby, Countess of Bessborough (1761-1821). She had numerous loves during her marrage, including Richard Brinsley Sheridan, the playwright and Whig politician, and Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Granville, who became her most enduring lover.
[Ref: 52225]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)

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Wringing Wet.
Wringing Wet. It rain'd a deluge; poor Joseph came home late; Long at the bell he tugg'd (at last our popp'd a pate;) "Who's that there ringin now?" Cried sleepy Bet; "'Tis I you fool" said Joe I'm Wringing Wet!!!
Etching by T. Jones.
London, Pubd. Feb.y 22.th. 1828 by S.W. Fores 41, Piccadilly.
Fine hand-coloured aquatint. 355 x 253mm (14 x 10").
Satire with a young man caught by the rain at night rings the bell of his house to wake sleepy wife.
[Ref: 52260]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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The Wrymouth Candidates or the Strangers at Home.
The Wrymouth Candidates or the Strangers at Home. Plate 1 Dedicated to every Indepent Elector.
June 1808.
Hand-coloured etching; 1808 watermark. 260 x 370mm (10¼ x 14½"). Trimmed to plate top and bottom.
Three candidates for Weymouth are displayed on a table to the electors, whose heads and shoulders form the base of the design. One is a tiny figure standing on the hand of a man who stands on the table; a military officer stands beside the table (left), pointing to the tiny candidate; he bows to the electors. Cranborne bows, hat in hand. The second candidate stands hat in hand; under his arm is a book: 'Slavery vindicated'. None of the electors looks towards him. The third (right) stands hat in hand with both arms above his head; papers inscribed 'Contract' project from both pockets. Only the two electors on the extreme right look up at him. A man stands behind the table (left) addressing the electors. A poll-clerk sits behind the table, putting a finger knowingly to his eye. On the table is an open book (? Bible), each double-columned page headed 'Kings'. Ten electors constitute the audience; all but two gaze up at Cranborne.
BM Satires 12284.
[Ref: 52303]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Yorkshire Concert._Sung by Mr. Emery, at Covent Garden Theatre.
The Yorkshire Concert._Sung by Mr. Emery, at Covent Garden Theatre.
Published 12th April, 1805, by Laurie and Whittle, No.53, Fleet Street, London.
Engraving. 222 x 247mm (8¾ x 9¾").
A footman in livery stands, one hand in his coat-pocket, the other pointing behind him at country people in gala dress seated round a table on which has a punch-bowl. Three musicians play on a platform (1.). The footman, 'a Yorkshire man just come to town', describes the glories and humours of a 'rout' given by the grocer's wife, 'Madam Fig', at home. An ass brays, and a man falls into a tub. The guests sing.
BM Satires 10502.
[Ref: 52245]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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