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A Political and Satirical History of the Years 1756 and 1757. In a Series of Seventy-five Humours and Entertaining Prints

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2764B
Lot:
111
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Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

A Political and Satirical History of the Years 1756 and 1757. In a Series of Seventy-five Humours and Entertaining Prints. London: for E. Morris, [n.d. circa 1757].
12mo, typographical title and fifteen pages of explanation followed by seventy-five engraved political cartoons, caricatures, and other humorous commentary on the British and Colonial news of the day, bound for Brentano's in full early 20th century morocco, with gilt ruled boards, gilt-decorated spine, inner gilt dentelles, a.e.g., 5 x 3 3/4 in.
Notable current events parodied in this collection include the beginnings of the French and Indian War, William Pitt's fight for power, Britain's struggles in its colonial responsibilities overseas, and mounting military challenges with France.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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London, the British and Colonial news, France, United Kingdom, William Pitt

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