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Destructive Cannon. Refus'd by Foreigners. Foreigners think this too Dangerous.
Destructive Cannon. Refus'd by Foreigners. Foreigners think this too Dangerous.
[n.d., 1756.]
Etching. 195 x 100mm (7¾ x 4"). Printer's crease.
Three sections each showing a cannon made from a crouching figure and a scroll, with wheels made of gold coins . The first is 'Liberty' supporting 'Ways and Means' firing at a map of the British Isles; the second 'Property' and 'Money Bill'; and the last a 'Heterodox' clergyman and the 'Marriage Bill'. A copy of BM 3490, issued in 'England's Rememberancer'.
BM Satires 3491.
[Ref: 57909]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Doing Homage. _Thus they in lowliest plight, repentant bow_Mil[ton].
Doing Homage. _Thus they in lowliest plight, repentant bow_Mil[ton].
[Paul Pry] Esq.
Pub by T McLean 26 Haymarket where Political and other Caricatures are daily Pub. [n.d. c.1830.]
Etching with fine hand colour. 260 x 370mm (10¼ x 14½"). Small margins.
One of many attacks on Peel and the Duke of Wellington, introducers of Catholic Emancipation. Here they pay homage to the Pope, with Wellington kissing the papal foot.
BM Satires: 15660.
[Ref: 52859]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lord Ellenborough in India] Alarming Situation! In India. From an Old Tame Elephant Running Wild!!!
[Lord Ellenborough in India] Alarming Situation! In India. From an Old Tame Elephant Running Wild!!! HB Sketches No 760.
HB [monogram of John Doyle]. Printed at 70 St Martins Lane.
Published by T. McLean, 26 Haymarket, Feb.y 1843.
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 295 x 385mm (11½ x 15¼"), with 'HB Subscriber's Copy' blind stamp lower left. Some foxing.
Edward Law (1790-1871), Lord Ellenborough, as an out-of-control elephant with mahout Wellington reassuring Robert Peel and Lord Stanley in a howdah, and Lord Auckland carried in his trunk. Ellenborough was appointed Governor General of India in 1842 (replacing Aukland), with instructions from the British government to restore peace. However India was immediately plunged into war, firstly in Afghanistan, then Sind and Gwalior. Ellenborough was recalled serving only half of the usual 5-year term.
BM 1868,0808.12091.
[Ref: 57999]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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The Opera Over! or ''The Last Man''.
The Opera Over! or ''The Last Man''. Sans Coach _ Sans Cloak _ Sans Every thing!! Dish me! if I sha'nt be in a nice mess before I get to Joy's!!
J.V.S. Esq. Inv.t.
Pub. June, 1827, by T. Gillard, 40 Strand.
Fine coloured aquatint. 290 x 195mm (11½ x 7¾"). Trimmed to image on three sides, into plate at bottom.
A dandy steps gingerly from under the portico of the King's Theatre, Haymarket, to the street, where water from a spout crashes onto his top-hat. A link boy stands as if asleep under the next arch.
''The Last Man'' refers to Mary Shelley's novel, one of the first dystopian works, in which plague leaves the protagonist as the only human alive.

BM Satires 15490.
[Ref: 57812]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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[Laying Down the Law]. To the Right Honourable John Singleton Copley, Lord Lyndhurst,
[Laying Down the Law]. To the Right Honourable John Singleton Copley, Lord Lyndhurst, Lord High Chancellor of England, This Engraving of Laying Down the Law, is by special desire dedicated to His Lordship by his obedient humble servant Thomas McLean.
Painted by Sir E. Landseer, R.A. Engraved by Thomas Landseer.
London, Published Dec. 1. 1860 by A.J. Isaacs, 56, Bishopsgate St. Within.
Mixed method engraving. 685 x 725mm (27 x 28½"), large margins. Part of dedication weakly inked, laid on backing paper.
A parody of a courtroom, with a large white poodle mimics a judge in his white wig, a paw upon the statute book. The original painting, exhibited at the R.A. in 1840, was bought by the Duke of Devonshire and remains at Chatsworth. Originally published by Thomas McLean in 1843.
[Ref: 57968]   £550.00  
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[Skit banknote.] No 19. I Promise to pay to Mess.rs Fudge, Swindle and Nocash, Bankers, or Bearer, Two Pence,
[Skit banknote.] No 19. I Promise to pay to Mess.rs Fudge, Swindle and Nocash, Bankers, or Bearer, Two Pence, when Country Banks shall have been abolished and when Sterling Golf and Silber, Only, shall again become the circulating medium of Old England. London, the 1st day of August, 1810. For Clodhopper, Bumpkin & Co. Zekel Hardbrass.
Sold by Luffman 377 Strand.
Scarce etching with engraved lettering. Sheet 90 x 175mm (3½ x 7"). Trimmed, laid on album paper.
A satirical 'banknote'. Jewish interest.
[Ref: 57915]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Now My dear, what did your God Fathers and God Mothers promise to do for you?
Now My dear, what did your God Fathers and God Mothers promise to do for you? / What! why to buy me a new suit of Clothes to be sure, but I knowed it vs all gammon. Notions of the Agreeable. No.82.
London: Published by William Spooner, 377, Strand. Printed by W. Kohler. 22, Denmark St. Soho. [n.d. c.1839]
Fine coloured lithograph. Sheet 325 x 255mm (12¾ x 10"). Laid on album paper at corners.
Two old maids talk to a young boy.
[Ref: 57830]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Return from the Continent, or, the Family puzzled.]
[The Return from the Continent, or, the Family puzzled.]
Phillips, fec.
Pub.d by Tho.s McLean, 26 Haymarket, Aug.t 1st 1835.
Etching with fine hand colour. Sheet 215 x 325mm (8½ x 12¾"). Trimmed to printed border, losing title, laid on album paper.
A stout lady pours tea on to a plate, missing the cup, in her amused astonishment at the appearance of her very fat and jovial husband who sits opposite her, wearing a hat burlesquing the French fashion, coat open over a wide expanse of horizontally striped waistcoat, and plain white trousers. The husband has obviously taken on too many French airs. The satire was originally published by George Humphrey in 1827. This reissue comes from 'Cruikshankiana, an Assemblage of the Most Celebrated Works of George Cruikshank'.
See BM Satires 15465 for the first issue.
[Ref: 57829]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Sketches of Character - Footman. Pl. 7th.  It a Pity You Noting to do, But Look at Me _
Sketches of Character - Footman. Pl. 7th. It a Pity You Noting to do, But Look at Me _ Did you Never See a Lady's Gentleman A Fore Eh?
[Monogram of Paul Pry, psuedonym of William Heath] Esq.r.
Pub. by T McLean 26 Haymarket April 1829.
Etching with fine hand colour. 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"). Framed. Laid on album sheet and trimmed inside platemark.
A black footman in ostentatious livery. A racial image.
[Ref: 58011]   £350.00   (£420.00 incl.VAT)
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The Ale House and The Home.
The Ale House and The Home.
[Designed Etched & Published by George Cruikshank Sept.r 1st ] 1832.
Etching. Sheet 140 x 380mm (5½ x 15"). Trimmed, losing most of inscription.
Two scenes contrasting the life of the man spent in an ale house, and his wife left behind in a dank room. From a sheet with four drolls published in the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
[Ref: 57811]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Eccentricities No XIII.] I can see thief in your face fellow!
[Eccentricities No XIII.] I can see thief in your face fellow! / Vell s'help me wot a funny old Gentrelman to take by physog for a Lookging-glass!
[Printed by W. Kohler 22 Denmark St Soho.]
London: Published by W. Spooner, 377 Strand [n.d., c.1840].
Lithograph with fine hand colour and gum arabic highlights. Sheet 265 x 210mm (6½ x 8¼"). Trimmed, losing sub-title and printer's name, laid on album paper.
A passenger accuses a coachman of looking like a thief.
[Ref: 57813]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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A Sketch in Buckingham Gardens. _ Dedicated to the Royal Humane Societies.
A Sketch in Buckingham Gardens. _ Dedicated to the Royal Humane Societies. Political Hits No. 8.
[John Doyle?] Printed by W. Kohler 22 Denmark Street Soho.
London; W. Spooner, 377 Strand [n.d., c.1842].
Lithograph. Sheet 295 x 390mm (11½ x 15¼"). Trimmed close to printed border, laid on album paper.
A panicking Prince Albert has fallen through the ice on the pond in the grounds of Buckingham Palace. Queen Victoria is attempting to pull him out, aided by a laughing lady-in-waiting ('Lady M_'), who says 'who would have thought His Royal Highness such a coward?'. In 1842 the Royal Humane Society presented Albert with a 'Life-Ladder', a ladder with wheels on one end, to be used in the event of accident at the royal skating parties on Virginia Water.
[Ref: 57814]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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