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A Political and Satirical History of the Years 1756 and 1757.
A Political and Satirical History of the Years 1756 and 1757. In a Series of Seventy-five Humourous and Entertaining Prints Containing All the most Remarkable Transactions, Characters and Caricaturas of those two memorable Years. To which is annexed, An Explanatory Account or Key to every Print, which renders the whole full and significant.
[by Matthew Darley.]
London, Printed for E. Morris, near St. Paul's.
16mo, original full calf gilt, rebacked with original spine laid on; pp. 15, 75 numbered engraved plates, as called for. Plates 42-47 & 64-67 misbound, 23, 39, 46 & 74 supplied from another set, bookplate on front pastedown.
An extremely rare volume of political and social caricatures regarded as the foundation work in the development of political satire and caricature. It covers the beginning of the the Seven Years War, a pivotal period in the history of Great Britain and the Americas. Subjects include Henry Fox and William Pitt's struggle for power in late 1756, Horatio Walpole (1st Baron Walpole), the Duke of Newcastle and many other prominent political figures of the day. The defeat of General Braddock at Fort Duquesne, the capture of Calcutta, the Byng disaster and British adventures in India and North America are all directly, or covertly included. Many of the caricatures include elaborate rebuses or hieroglyphics, and several have playing card motifs. The text gives a short description of each plate.
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Requirements of the Age; Annual List for 1858.
Requirements of the Age; Annual List for 1858.
The International Patent Office, 33, Essex Street, Strand, London.
Letterpress pamphlet, pp. 4. Folds.
A list of 100 suggestion for inventors, including: '1. Efficient and economical methods of effecting Agricultural Operations by Steam'; '20. A Method of simultaneously Lighting Street Lamps by Electricity, or otherwise'; and the eternal quest, '53 A Motor working without fuel...'.
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