Lord Westmorland flies in profile to the left, clutching a closed green umbrella. Spiky, umbrella-like wings are strapped to his shoulders. From between his legs a large (gold and onyx) seal, labelled Privy Seal, falls to the ground. His profile and dress (top-hat, leather breeches, and top-boots) are copied from Dighton’s portrait (BM Satires 14265). At the base of the design and backed by trees are the heads and shoulders of two men and a woman gazing up. Each top-hatted man scowls, holding his nose with a gloved hand; one says “What is that?”; the other, “There he goes!” The woman, pleasurably amused, exclaims: “Ha! Ha! Oh! My!”
Printmaker: Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856.
Title: The flying privy [graphic] : from Westmoreland / R.C. fecit.
Published: [London] : Pubd. by G. Humphrey, 24 St. Jamees’s [sic] St., June 1827.
“A burlesqued tailor with a huge paunch and small legs stands in profile to the left, facing a gale and rain, encumbered with a little girl clinging to his neck, and by large roll of cloth under the right arm; he tries to open his umbrella, having placed his cane between his legs; tied to the handle in a handkerchief are books of patterns, which are blowing away, like his wig, hat, and the child’s bonnet; his coat, with tape-measure, streams behind him…”
Printmaker: Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878.
Title: A tailor in a high wind, or, L’embarras des richesses / [anchor symbol] ; etchd. by G. Cruikshank.
Published: [London] : Pubd. by G. Humphrey, 27 St. James’s Street, March 31st, 1819.
Bound in contemporary crimson straight-grain morocco, gilt edges, by Taylor & Hessey; with fore-edge paintings of Windsor Castle (v. 1) and Strawberry Hill (v. 2). Both volumes with the signatures of Miss Mt. Rigden on first blank.
Author: Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744.
Title: The poetical works of Alexander Pope / with his life by Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
Published: London : Printed by Whittingham and Rowland, Goswell Street, for Sharpe and Hailes, opposite Albany, Piccadilly, 1811.
Articles for sale listed in three columns, separated by printers’ ornaments; first column begin: Black half-ell modes; three quater ditto; yard-wide ditto; black half-ell, three-quarter, plain, and figur’d satins …
Title: Peter Pridham, from London, on the Quay, Brixham : sells the following articles, in the linen, woollen, haberdashery and hosiery, with every other article in the millinery branch.
Published: Exeter : Printed by W. Grigg, bookseller and stationer near Broad-Gate, in the Fore-Street, 1779.
An explanatory design of the telegraph, built for the transmission of messages, over the Admiralty, Whitehall; the main image showing the telegraph on top of the Officer’s Cabin with all the shutters closed; engraved lettering below, and around the edge, lettered from A to R, are further smaller telegraphs with shutters open in various different positions according to the specific letter signalled. Inscribed with letters above and within images, and with five short paragraphs of lettering below main image, three with the heading: “Explanation of the Telegraph / The Alphabet explained / Sentences explained”.
Title: View of the telegraph erected on the Admiralty Office Charing Cross in Feby / by an officer on duty.
Published: [London] : Pud. March 26, 1796 by S.W. Fores, No. 50 Piccadilly corner of Sackville St., [26 March 1796].
Title: An essay on the many advantages accruing to the community : from the superior neatness, conveniencies, decorations and embellishments of great and capital cities. Particularly apply’d to the city and suburbs of London, … Addressed to Sir John Barnard, Knt. …
Published: London : Printed for Henry Whitridge, at the Royal Exchange, 1754.
William Pitt created the Earl of Chatham on 29 July 1766 stands on the prostrate body of Envy alongside the Lord Chancellor Pratt, as they are presented by the figure of Justice to Britannia who receives the peers with pleasure. Minerva overhead holds two laurel wreaths over the heads of the statesmen. In the upper left Fame proclaims the event on her trumpet. On the right, in the background, the half-naked figure of the “scribler” (i.e. political opponent of the peers) is tied to the back of a cart and whipped by a hangman.
Title: Britania’s Glory.
Published: [London] : Sold by J. Williams at No. 36, next the Mitre Tavern, Fleet Street, Augt. 1766.