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Cruikshank, Isaac (Illustrator)
Olympic Games or John Bull Introducing his new Ambassador to the Grand Consul
London: S.W. Fores, 1803. First edition. Pictorial Boards. Mat and illustration. Fine. Etching with hand coloring, 13 1/4" x 9 1/2" image in 18" x 14" mat. John Bull standing at far left says: "What is is that little whipper snapper I am set to with why I think the first round will settle his hash." With arm around John Bull's shoulder -- "There my Boy is an Ambassador who will treat with you in your own way - but I say be as gentle with him as you can." Man in center: "Why this is Club Law; this is the Argument of force indeed the little gentleman is Derange." Boney says, "There Sir take that, and tel your master, I'll thras every one who dares to speak to me I'll thrash all the world D__m me I'll, I'll be King of the Universe." In green costume, "The Monarch I represent, will return this insult with becoming dignity." Colors clean and bright.
Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc. [United States]
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