Lot 60 of 557:
A Pop-Gun Fired Off by George Cruikshank   

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$400 - $600

Title:
A Pop-Gun Fired Off by George Cruikshank, in defence of the British volunteers of 1803, against the uncivil attack upon that body by General W. Napier : to which are added some observations upon our National Defences ... Illustrated with cuts.
Author:
Cruikshank, George
Place:
London
Publisher:
Published for the Author by W. Kent & Co.
Date:
[1860]
Description:

44 pp. Illustrated with woodcuts by the author throughout. (8vo), original illustrated wrappers. First Edition.

Very scarce Cruikshank title with woodcut illustrations throughout. In A Pop-gun, Cruikshank recalls his first participation in a volunteer militia at age 11. When Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821) declared war on Britain in 1803, George Cruikshank’s father Isaac joined a volunteer troop while George and his brother drilled with toy weapons.  Rarely seen in the original wrappers.

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Condition:
Light soiling and edge wear to wrappers, darkening to edges, some loss at spine ends, 1" closed tear to rear wrap; toning to interior; very good.
 
Item number:
287075
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