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Cruikshank, Isaac (Illustrator)
The Modern Hannibal alias the King of Rome, swearing Eternal Enmity to England
S.W. Fores, London, 1811. Etching with hand coloring, 13" x 9 1/4" image in 17 1/4" x 14" mat. Boney says, "Swear by our ancient house by the blood of the Bonaparte's and by our-self our great self !!! Swear by the Flames of Hell that on this alter blaze Swear by the Blood of the Millions I have murdered & by the blood of innocence that I have drenched all Europe in. Swear by all the attributes of Hell! Eternal enmity to those islanders the English swear to shovel their accursed country into the sea - swear to annoy & destroy them! Swear everlasting hatred to that D--d Thief John Bull. Swear till thou art black in the face my Boy. The little lad responds, "give me some Barley sugar Dady I vil sear D-n B-t or anyting." Mat with adhesions at head, print colors fresh and clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA [Ardsley, NY, U.S.A.]
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