Lottery Puff 1817 SIGNS To Be well observed before the 21st of JANUARY…

$450.00

SIGNS /  To Be well observed before the / 21st of JANUARY, Shewing the Wonders that may be performed on that Day by the Purchase of a Ticket or Share in the present popular Lottery, which consists of only 12,000 tickets, containing 2 Prizes of 20,000 Guineas, and upwards of 40 other Capitals, all in Sterling Money, (No Stock Prizes). Begins Drawing January 21, 1817. London: Whiting, Printer, Finsbury Place, 1817.

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Lottery Puff, 1817.  SIGNS /  To Be well observed before the / 21st of JANUARY, Shewing the Wonders that may be performed on that Day by the Purchase of a Ticket or Share in the present popular Lottery, which consists of only 12,000 tickets, containing 2 Prizes of 20,000 Guineas, and upwards of 40 other Capitals, all in Sterling Money, (No Stock Prizes). Begins Drawing January 21, 1817. London: Whiting, Printer, Finsbury Place, 1817.

A single sheet, with a usual torn left edge, measuring 21.5 cm x 13.5 cm. A rebus is a mode of expressing words and phrases by pictures of objects that resemble those words, or the syllables of which they are composed. The images used here do not bear the “G Ck” with which George Cruikshank signed his images. However, subsequent printers of fly sheets or lottery puffs, like this one, did re-use images without attribution. Condition very good.