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Pamphlet] The Man in the Moon &c, &c. &c. A Speech from the Throne, to the Senate of Lunataria With Fifteen Cuts. Together with A Political Christmas Carol, Set to Music, to Be Chaunted or Sung thoughout the Kingdom and the Dominions beyond the Seas by All Persons thereunto Especially Moved.

Cruikshank, George and William Hone

Published by London. William Hone. ., 1820
Soft cover
From Gadshill (Providence, RI, U.S.A.)

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8vo. 16 pp., 8pp., unnumbered + testimonal ads for Hones?s work on verso of last page. Continuing his very successful work with William Hone, this satirical verse is illustrated by George Cruikshank, poking fun at political leaders and self-important professions dedicated to the stifling of liberty and suppression of a free press. The main target here is the Prince Regent, to become King George IV. The comic illustrations are grand. The author of the text and publisher, Hone, was a noted champion of free speech and had been tried and acquitted three times in 1817 for political parodies of religious forms. In this "incendiary" pamphlet, Cruikshank continues to certify himself as the leading caricaturist of the day in succession to Gillray and Rowlandson. This work is a worthy successor to the most famous pamphlet by Hone and Cruikshank, ?The Political House That Jack Built?, which sold 100.000 copies, a new edition coming out almost daily, and "inspired a minor subliterature of imitation and riposte?.(quotations from Patten whose treatment of the pamphlet in "Life, Times, and Art" is brilliant). ?Man in the Moon? contains shorter sections, ?A Political Christmas Carol. Set to Music?, further satirizing the Prince Regent, and ?The Doctor?, parodying George Canning, who had crawled his way to Speaker of Parliament through sycophancy , double-cross and inaction. Toning of edge and a few small spots of foxing on p.1. Very Good Cohn 527, 661. Patten, Life, I, pp. 157?68. Self wraps. Sewn. Disbound from a collection. Eighteenth Edition (same year as First Edition). Bookseller Inventory # 11272

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Title: Pamphlet] The Man in the Moon &c, &c. &c. A ...

Publisher: London. William Hone. .

Publication Date: 1820

Binding: Soft cover

Illustrator: Fifteen illustrations by Cruikshank.

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