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London. S.W. Fores
Britannia Correcting an Unruly Boy
S.W. Fores, London, 1803. Hand colored engraving 12 3/4 x 9 5/16 inches in mat 19 x 15 inches. Britannia with birchrod thrashes his bleeding posterior. She wears Roman draperies, with corselet and plumed helmet. She says, "There take that and that and that, and be careful not to provoke my Anger more." Napoleon exclaims, oh forgive me this time and I never will do so again, oh dear, oh dear, you'll entirely spoil the Honors of the Sitting." On the left retreating French vessels, on the right a cliff with a small British lion lies on a scroll inscribed: "Qui uti scit ei bona." (good things come to him who knows how to use them). Slight crease at center of print. Colors bright and sharp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA [Ardsley, NY, U.S.A.]
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