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25 Political Pamphlets About King George IV and Queen Caroline by William Hone and Anonymous Illustrated by George, Robert and Isaac Cruikshank

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Twenty-five pamphlets about the royal scandal of 1820 over the marriage of King George IV and Queen Caroline, some of which were necessarily anonymous,  and George, Robert and Isaac Cruikshank, as well as some anonymous illustrators, are represented.

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A Political Lecture on Heads, With Twenty-Four Cuts. By the Black Dwarf. Sixth edition. London: Printed for J. Johnston, Cheapside, 1820. A pamphlet, 48 pages. Variant of Cohn 664, no etched folding frontispiece as in the first edition. 24 bust portraits of the great men of the day, including Napoleon, “An Island Exile.” T. Hamblin, Printer, Sugar-Loaf Court, Garlick-Hill.

 

The R – – – L Fowls; Or, The Old Black Cock’s Attempt to Crow Over His Illustrious Mate. A Poem. Fifth Edition. London: Printed for Effingham Wilson, 88, Royal Exchange. 1820. A pamphlet of 24 pages including title, with a vignette on the title page signed I. R. Cruikshank in which George Cruikshank assisted. The last page has an advertisement for A Peep at the P-V- – – – N; Boiled Mutton with Caper Sauce, at the Temple of Joss. Third edition, with a woodcut by Robert Cruikshank. Cohn 718.

 

Doll Tear-Sheet, Alias the Countess ‘Je ne me rappelle pas,’ a Match for “Non Mi Ricordo.” With Cuts. Second Edition. London: Printed and Published by John Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate-Hill, One Shilling, [N.D.] 8vo, a pamphlet with six woodcuts by George Cruikshank. 34 unnumbered pages, including the title, no advertisements. Cohn 245.

The Royal House that Jack Built; Or, 1820. With Fourteen Cuts. “This Is the Courier!” London: Printed by and for W. Wright, 46, Fleet Street, 1820. 22 pages plus a final blank. The illustrations are described, without attribution, in Brit. Mus. Catalogue of political and personal satires, 13810-13823. Not in Cohn. A parody of William Hone’s Political House that Jack Built.

A Groan from the Throne. London: Printed and Published by John Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate-Hill, 1820. Cohn 372. 8vo. A pamphlet with a woodcut vignette on the title page by George Cruikshank, 28 pages, should have 4 pages of advertisements at the end, but this copy does not.

Plenipo and the Devil! Or, the Upshot of the Plot. An Infernal Poem. By the Author of the House that Jack Built. London: Printed for J. Johnston, Cheapside, and Sold by All Booksellers. Price One Shilling. 1820. Title page vignette of King George IV enjoying a good punchbowl with the Devil, 28 pages.

The Loyal Man in the Moon. With Thirteen Cuts. By the Author of the Constitutional House that Jack Built. Third Edition. London: Printed for C. Chapple, 66, Pall Mall, Bookseller to His Majesty, and His Royal Highness the Duke of York, and J. Johnston, Cheapside. 1820. [Price One Shilling] 28 pages. Page 4 is an advertisement for Every Man Is His Own Stock-Broker; Or, a Complete Guide to the Public Funds: With the Manner of Transferring Stock; by Geo. G. Carey.

Brazena. By Old Ben of Cambridge. London: Printed for W. Wright, 46, Fleet Street, and may be had of all booksellers. 1820 [Price One Shilling]. 30 pages, title page vignette of an empty throne. A political satire directed at the supporters of Queen Caroline. Sole edition. BM No. 13932

 

The True Political House that Jack Built: A Parody on “The Political House that Jack Built.” Showing the Very Nature of the Times, their Form and Pressare. With Thirteen Cuts. London: Printed and Published (for the Author) by Dean & Munday, Threadneedle-Street. 1820. One Shilling. 24 pages unnumbered. Title page vignette, “Right and Wrong.”

 

A Peep at the P – V – – – – N; Boiled Mutton with Caper Sauce, at the Temple of Joss. A Satirical Poem. Second Edition. London: Printed by and for E. Wilson, 88, Royal Exchange. 1820. (Price One Shilling.) Title page vignette signed “IRC delt.” 28 pages.

A Parody on the Political House that Jack Built: or the Real House that Jack Built. By. M. Adams. With Fourteen Cuts. London: Published by C. Chapple, Pall-Mall, 1820. One Shilling. J. Johnson, Printer, Brook Street, Holborn. 24 pages, unnumbered. One woodcut “Great talents deserve great offices” is signed I.R. Cruikshank.

The Queen and Magna Charta; Or, the Thing John Signed. Dedicated to the Ladies of Great Britain. Fourth Edition. London: Printed for and Published by T. Dolby, 299, Strand, and 34, Wardour Street, Soho. 1820. Price One Shilling. Printed by W. Molineux, Bream’s Buildings, Chancery Lane. 29 pages, 3 pages of advertisements, featuring “The Trial of the Queen” on the first page of advertisements, other trials are advertised on subsequent pages. A note on the verso of the title page states: “All the Drawings for the publication are by Mr. I. R. Cruikshank.”

The Radical Letter Bag. By Humphrey Martial. Second Edition. London: Printed for W. Wright, 16, Fleet-Street. [Price One Shilling.] W. Shackell, Printer, Johnson’s-court, Fleet-street. Printed by and for W. Wright, 46, Fleet-street, London. 57 pages, 3 pages of advertisements. Title-page vignette.

The Lost Mutton Found !! Or, the R ——- l Fly-by-Night; A Poem: Being a Despatch Extraordinary from W———R Castle. Second Edition. London: Printed and Published by John Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate-Hill. [Price One Shilling.] 24 pages.

The Green Bag: “A Dainty Dish to Set Before a King;” a Ballad of the Nineteenth Century, by the Author of the “Political Apple Pie.” With Thirteen Cuts. Eighth Edition. London: Published by J. Robins and Co., Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row. 1820. Title vignette signed “G. Cruikshank, Del.” 13 woodcuts. 23 pages, verso of p. 23 publisher’s advertisements. Cohn 366.

The Royal Letter-Bag; Containing Familiar Epistles from Royal Personages, Ministers of State, Bishops, Generals, Discarded Mistresses, Italian Witnesses, &c. &c. Relative to the Queen, and Other Important State Affairs. Sixth Edition, Published from the Originals. London: Sold by T. Dolby, 299, Strand, and All Booksellers. Printed by J. Swan, 76, Fleet Street. 1820 Price One Shilling. 32 pages, vignette on title page, 2 additional woodcuts in-text.

The Queen that Jack Found. With Thirteen Cuts. Tenth Edition. London: Printed and Published by John Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate-Hill. 1820. One Shilling. 36 pages. Title page vignette, “Britannia and Wisdon shielding Innocence.”

The Queen’s Budget Opened; Correspondence Extraordinary, Relative to the Defence of Her Majesty, a Companion to the “Royal Letter-Bag.” Third Edition. London: Sold by T. Dolby, 299, Strand; J. Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate-Hill; and All Booksellers. Printed by J. Swan, 76, Fleet Street. 1820. 31 pages, verso of p. 31 advertisement for “The Royal Letter-Bag.” Title page vignette, 8 wood cuts.

The New Pilgrim’s Progress; Or, a Journey to Jerusalem. Fifth Edition. London: Printed for W. Wright, 46, Fleet-Street. 1820. [Price One Shilling.] W. Shackell, Printer, Johnson’s-court, Fleet-street, London. 31 pages, verso of p. 31 advertisements. Title page vignette, 15 wood cuts.

“Non Mi Ricordo!” &c. &c. &c. Twenty-eighth Edition. London: Printed by and for William Hone, Ludgate Hill. 1820. Sixpence. Title vignette of George IV, note on verso of title page: “The Drawings for this Publication are by Mr. George Cruikshank.” Three woodcuts. 16 unnumbered pages, last page is advertisements. Pages 1-10 comprise the title, with a note on p.10 after Cruikshank’s illustration: “Printed by W. Hone, 45, Ludgate Hill.” The continuation of the printing follows. Cohn 606.

The Queen’s Matrimonial Ladder, A National Toy, With Fourteen Step Scenes; and Illustrations in Verse, With Eighteen Other Cuts. By the Author of “The Political House that Jack Built.” Fortieth Edition. London: Printed by and for William Hone, Ludgate-Hill. 1820. This Pamphlet and the Toy together, One Shilling. 8vo. 24 pages unnumbered. Pages 11 and 12 are advertisements for Hone’s publications. Cohn 680.

Kouli Khan: Or, the Progress of Error. Fifth Edition. London: Published by William Benbow, 269, Strand. Sold also by the Booksellers. On the verso of the title page is a printed notice: “Sales, 7 ½ p Thomas’s Yard, Broadmead, Bride.” 24 unnumbered pages, title vignette, 12 woodcuts. At the foot of the last page is another notice: “Gates, Thomas’s Yard, Broadmead, Bride.”

The Cock of Cotton Walk, and Maid of All Work, Alias “Non mi Ricordo,” and “Je ne me rappelle pas;” Introduced as Principal Supporters to the Wonderful Green Bag. A Poem. Third Edition. London: Printed for and published by C. E. Pritchard, Islington Green. 1820. Price Sixpence. Verso of title page W. Flint, Printer, Angel Court, Skinner Street. Only title page vignette. 15 pages. Last page shared with an advertisement, and the verso of page 15 is advertisements.

The Kettle Abusing the Pot. A Satirical Poem. By the Black Dwarf. Fifth Edition. London: Printed for J. Johnston, Cheapside; and sold by all Booksellers. 1820. Price One Shilling. 29 pages. Title page vignette, featuring the King and Queen stewing in their respective vessels on an open fire.