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GILLRAY, James (1757--1815)
The genuine works of James Gillray, engraved by himself. In two volumes. Volume I. (II.)
London: published by Thomas M'Lean, 1830.
2 vols ; 58.7 cm. (2°)
I: [2] p., engr. frontis. port., [296] pl. (on 148 leaves)
II: [2] p., [287] pl. (on 149--304 leaves)

Restrikes from the original plates, dated 1783 to 1811, printed chiefly on both sides of the leaf; the original issues were mostly published under the name 'H. Humphrey', i.e. Hannah Humphrey, who traded as Hannah Humphrey (1778-1807); Henry Humphrey (1811-7); George Humphrey (1820-30). Gillray was the most celebrated satirist and caricaturist of his day. Accompanied by an Illustrative description, 1830 (q.v.).

Copy Notes Imperfect; volume I wanting folios 63--64, 85--86, 91--92, 97--98, 145--146; volume II wanting folios 163--164, 241--244, 247--248, 275--278, 299-304.

Binding C19th half diced russia, gilt-ruled borders, marbled-paper boards, gilt-tooled spine.

Reference Number 4137


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