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"The Works of James Gillray from the Original Plates with the Addition of Many Subjects Not Before Collected"

published by Henry G. Bohn, London
written by Charles Whiting


Original Copperplate Engravings over 170 years old

Full Sheet Size: approximately 19 x 24.75 inches (about 48 x 63 cm)
Half Sheet Size: approximately 9.5 x 12.25 inches (about 24 x 31 cm)
(trimmed from full sheet)

Image size varies from engraving to engraving. Most, but not all, plates have engravings on both sides of the sheet, as published by Bohn.

Click here for contemporary (1851) descriptions and analyses of the cartoons by James Gillray

Source: Historical & Descriptive Account of the Caricatures of James Gillray; Comprising A Political and Humorous History of the Latter Part of the Reign of George the Third

by Thomas Wright, Esq., F.S.A. and R. H. Evans, Esq.

Published: London, Henry G. Bohn, 1851

original James Gillray prints "Judge Thumb" 

"Jack A Both Sides"
Plates 13-14
(Side 1)

"Judge Thumb"

"Jack A Both Sides"

original James Gillray prints "War."  
"Neither War Nor Peace!" 

"Ahithophel in the Dumps"
Plates 15-17
(Side 2)

"Neither War Nor Peace!"

"Ahithophel in the Dumps"

Full Sheet Size: approximately 19 x 24.75 inches (about 48 x 63 cm)
(light foxing in margins, some paper loss in corner– click thumbnail images above for enlargement)


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