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The Political A Apple Pie or the Extraordinary Red Book Versified For the Instruction and Amusement of the Rising Generation 1820

$450.00

[George Cruikshank] The Political “A, Apple-Pie;” or, the “Extraordinary Red Book” Versified; For the Instruction and Amusement of the Rising Generation. By the Author of “The House that Jack Built.” With Twenty-three cuts. The Twentieth Edition. London: Printed for J. Johnston, No. 98, Cheapside, 1820. Cohn 659. 16 leaves, unpaginated, 32 pages.

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[George Cruikshank] The Political “A, Apple-Pie;” or, the “Extraordinary Red Book” Versified; For the Instruction and Amusement of the Rising Generation. By the Author of “The House that Jack Built.” With Twenty-three cuts. The Twentieth Edition. London: Printed for J. Johnston, No. 98, Cheapside, 1820. Cohn 659. 16 leaves, unpaginated, 32 pages, lacks the two pages of advertisements. George Cruikshank’s woodcuts. Seyfang, Printer, 57 Fleet Market. The incantation from Shakespeare’s witches, “When shall we three meet again?”, adorns the title-page: an unholy trio of a tax-collector, a constable, and a jailor with many keys. Disbound. 21.5 cm. Using a freely adapted abcedarium format for his scathing political satire, the author (Hone?) goes through the alphabet, using “K Kept It,” for example, under a woodcut portrait of the Duke of Kent, Queen Victoria’s father, where vast sums of public money are recorded. The address given on this edition differs from that given by Cohn. Condition good.