London: Chatto and Windus, 1886. Item #04819
A History of Parliamentary Elections and Electioneering in the Old Days…
Extra-Illustrated by the Insertion of over Two Hundred Illustrations
GREGO, Joseph. A History of Parliamentary Elections and Electioneering in the Old Days. Showing the State of Political Parties and Party Warfare at the Hustings and in the House of Commons from the Stuarts to Queen Victoria. Illustrated from the original Political Squibs, Lampoons, Pictorial Satires, and Popular Caricatures of the time.
London: Chatto and Windus, 1886.
Large Paper Edition, limited to one hundred and eleven numbered copies - this being No. 90.
Extra illustrated by the insertion of 216 additional illustrations including additional pages of text, ephemera, 146 uncolored plates and 50 hand colored plates including 4 folding (all colored plates listed below). Additionally bound in at end is The Dorchester Guide; or, a House that Jack Built. With Thirteen Cuts. London: Printed and Published for the Author, . Quarto, 35 pp. all inlaid to size.
Large quarto (11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches; 286 x 222 mm.). [2, limitation, verso blank], xxvii, [1, blank], 403, [1, imprint] pp.
Bound by H.J. Rogers of Bristol ca. 1886. Three quarter red scored calf over green cloth boards ruled in gilt. Spine with four double raised bands ruled in gilt. Gilt ornaments and lettering in compartments, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. A fine example of a late nineteenth century extra-illustrated work.
List of Additional Color Plates (46 total):
Prelim: A Sketch at Brentford. (anonymous 1804 - BM Satires 10268)
Frontis: The Rights of Women or the Effects of Female Enfranchisement. (folding) (G. Cruikshank, Comic Alman. 1853)
Pg. 20: I means to say that a man like me gets edifyd at these elections. (anonymous)
Pg. 56: A Long Headed Election. (Fold-Out) (G.M. Woodward, 1806) BM Satires 10610
Pg. 174: Duke of Grafton.
Pg. 218: Ministers, or a Gracious Answer to Grievous Petitions. (Fold-Out) (Anonymous)
Pg. 225: The Daily Advertiser. (James Gillray)
Pg. 227: Political Dinner. (Henry Alken)
Pg. 232: Meeting of the Monied Interest. (James Gillray)
Pg. 238: Sir Samuel House.
Pg. 243: Members of the Whig Club. (Dighton)
Pg. 248: Pizzaro a New Play or the Drury-Lane Masquerade. (Gillray ?)
Pg. 250: John Bulls’ Watchman Neglecting his Duty!!! (John Cawse)
Pg. 251: Gloria Mundi. (Jame Gillray)
Pg. 256: Doctor Sangrado Relieving John Bull of the Yellow Fever. (Isaac Cruikshank)
Pg. 259: John Bull at his Studies attended by his Guardian Angel. (Unknown)
Pg. 262: The Brazen Image erected on a Pedestal wrought by Himself. (Charles Williams)
Pg. 265: The Apostate Jack R the Political Rat Catcher. (Fold-Out) (Thomas Rowlandson)
Pg. 268: Shrine at St. Ann’s Hill. (James Gillray)
Pg. 272: The Magnanimous Minister chastising Prufsian Perfidy. (James Gillray)
Pg. 288: Stealing off; -or- prudent Secesion. (James Gillray)
Pg. 292: Peter and Paul expell’d from Paradise. (Fold-Out) (James Gillray)
Pg. 296: hic niger, est, hunc… caveto. (Unknown)
Pg. 297: Preliminaries of Peace! -or- John Bull, and his Little Friends Marching to Paris. (James Gillray)
Pg. 305: Two Pair of Portraits; presented to all the unbiased Electors of Great Britain by John Horne Tooke. (James Gillray)
Pg. 307: Improvement in Weights & Measures. (James Gillray)
Pg. 311: The Bond Street Battalion. (Anonymous)
Pg. 316: The Triumph of Quassia. (James Gillray)
Pg. 318: ‘Tis all vel at Vindsor.
Pg. 319: A Kick at the Broad Bottoms. (James Gillray)
Pg. 320: A Great Stream from a Petty Fountain; -or- John Bull swamped in the Flood of new Taxes! Cormorants Fishing in the Stream. (James Gillray)
Pg. 320: Election Candidates. (James Gillray)
Pg. 324: Duke of Norfolk. (Dighton)
Pg. 326: The Cunning Hen.
Pg. 330: Achilles.
Pg. 335: Long Franky.
Pg. 340: A Kow-Cumber.
Pg. 342: State Cavalry frightened into a Retreat from the City Dinner. (Heath)
Pg. 345: The Steping Stone or John Bull peeping into Futurity!!! (Gillray ?)
Pg. 347: Paddy Whack!
Pg. 352: The Oeld’un.
Pg. 354: Orange Pe-l.
Pg. 360: A drive from Dublin.
Pg. 362: A Man of All-Weathers.
Pg. 364: Once in Battersea, Now in Chelsea.
Pg. 366: The Last Stage.
Prelim: Broadside "England expects every Man to do his Duty. To The Electors of Chippenham (folding)
Facing title: The Chelmsford Petition. Broad-Bottom-Patriots addressing the Essex Calves! (James Gillray, 1808)
Pg. 24: Prynne. Benoist sculp. (circular portrait)
Pg. 26: Laurence Hide Earl of Rochester. G. Kneller pinx; Goldar sculp. (oval portrait, 1813)
Pg. 28: A. Marvell. (portrait)
Pg. 29: Prince George. From an extra rare Print by Droeshout, 1810 (full-length portrait)
Pg. 60: Gog & Magog. Guildhall. Pubd. I Asperne, 1810
Pg. 69: Thomas Marquis of Wharton. (portrait)
Pg. 72: Jonathan Swift. D.D. John Kirkwood after Charles Grey (etched full-length portrait)
Pg. 73: Richard Steel. Baxter del. Hopwood sculp. (stipple portrait)
Pg. 74: Sarah Duchess of Marlborough. Woolnoth after Rivers. (portrait)
Pg. 78: Robert Earl of Orford. 1775 J. Collyer sculpt. (portrait)
Pg. 107: Simon Lord Fraser of Lovat. 1808. (full-length portrait)
Pg. 125: Thomas Pelham, Duke of Newcastle. Engraved by W. Holl. (full-length portrait)
Pg. 127: The Most Noble Henry Pelham Duke of Newcastle. W.H. Mote after H.W. Pickersgill (portrait)
Pg. 128: Sr. John Barnard Bart. Chambars sculp. (circular portrait)
Pg. 130: Lottery Insurance Office. 1790. Barlow after Collings
Pg. 143: [The Royal Oak Inn]. 1766. Courbauld after W. Hogarth. (engraved view)
Pg. 145: Polling. G. Clint after W. Hogarth. (etched view)
Pg. 147: [Chairing the Members]. Courbauld after W. Hogarth. (view)
Pg. 148: [No Title]. Courbauld after W. Hogarth. (view)
Pg. 157: [The Oxford Magazine] Mansfield; Beckford; Harley; Trecothick; Recorder. (engraved view)
Pg. 158: John Wilkes Esqr. 1796. (circular portrait)
Pg. 160: The Celebrated William Hogarth, Esqr. J. Mills after W. Hogarth. (portrait with Hogarth's dog)
Additional B&W Fold-Out Plates (5 total):
Pg. 168: The Laird of the Boot. (Unknown)
Pg. 202: New Morality; or The promis’d Installment of the High Priest of the Theophilanthropes. (James Gillray)
Pg. 240: An Irish Howl. (Thomas Rowlandson)
Pg. 289: Doublures of Characters. (James Gillray)
Pg. 294: A Charm for Democracy, Reviewed, Analysed, & Destroyed. (Henry Merke after Thomas Rowlandson).