The restive Pegasus…

“A man in ragged but quasi-fashionable dress rides (right to left) an ass through a river which flows past a steep mountain. The animal jibs, with ears set back; the rider raises a whip in each hand. He wears, and uses, three pairs of spurs, and attached to his shoulders and to the ass is a monstrous pile of bladders inscribed respectively ‘Repartee’, ‘Nonsensical Verses’, ‘Catastrophe’, ‘Sentiment’, ‘Blasphemies’, ‘Puns’, ‘Duels’, ‘Double Entendres’, ‘Metaphors’, ‘Ghosts’, ‘Melting Speeches’, ‘Squibs’, ‘Dialogue’, ‘Daggers Poisons’.”–British Museum online catalogue, description of a later state.

  • Printmaker: Grinagain, Giles, printmaker, artist.
  • Title: The restive Pegasus, or, The dramatic author foiled in his attempt to ascend Parnassus [graphic] / Giles Grinagain in. et f.
  • Publication: [London] : Pub. July 25, 1802, by S. Howitt, Panton Street, [25 July 1802]

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Acquired November 2017

The new union club

The new union club

Print satirizing William Wilberforce and the British abolitionist movement.

  • Author: Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878.
  • Title: The new union club [graphic] : being a representation of what took place at a celebrated dinner given by a celebrated society – vide Mr. M-r-t’s pamphlet, “More thoughts,” &c.&c.
  • Published: London : G. Humphrey, 1819.

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Acquired June 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.

The caricatures of James Gillray…

Title page: The caricatures of James Gillray...

Selection 1: The caricatures of James Gillray

Selection 2: The caricatures of James Gillray

Selection 3: The caricatures of James Gillray

With the ticket of the Glasgow booksellers Kerr & Richardson at the foot of the covers on each part.

  • Author: Gillray, James, 1756-1815.
  • Title: The caricatures of James Gillray : with historical and political illustrations, and compendious biographical anecdotes and notices : eighty-five colored etchings.
  • Published: London ; Edinburgh : John Miller, 5 New Bridge Street ; Rodwell and Martin, New Bond Street ; William Blackwell; and all booksellers, [1818] ([London : Sheckell and Arrowsmith, Johnson’ssCourt, Fleet-Street)

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Acquired March, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.