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George Cruikshank | The Queen’s Matrimonial Ladder 1820

$195.00

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.” London: Printed by and for William Hone, Ludgate-Hill, 1820.

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[Cruikshank, George] 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.” London: Printed by and for William Hone, Ludgate-Hill, 1820. 8vo, 21.2 cm, 22 pages plus one leaf of advertisements (2 pages). First edition, Cohn 680 is dated 1826. This edition apparently unknown to Cohn. Price given as, “This Pamphlet and the Toy together, One Shilling.” Illustrated title-page, note on verso of title-page states, “All the Drawings for the Publication are By Mr. George Cruikshank.” 5 large illustrations, 14 small illustrations. Unpaginated. Stitched, disbound. Good copy of one of Hone’s most scathing critiques of George IV.

George Cruikshank | The Queen’s Matrimonial Ladder 1820

George Cruikshank | The Queen’s Matrimonial Ladder 1820

George Cruikshank | The Queen’s Matrimonial Ladder 1820