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Political Sketches 

By John Doyle

1829-30

Thomas Mclean : London

20" by 14"

[6], [100]

 

 

 

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A very scarce three volume set of these politically fuelled drawings by John Doyle under the pseudonym, H.B. Being the first edition of the first three volumes and containing four-hundred lithographs.

Very scarce, Copac lists copies only at Cambridge, Leeds, NT, Oxford, Dublin British Library, UCL, LSE, City of London. John Doyle was the paternal grandfather of Arthur Conan Doyle. His political cartoons earned him a great success, having printed them using the state-of-the-art reproductive medium of lithography. He is often regarded as a founder of the school of British cartoon satirists alongside John Leech, John Tenniel and his own son, Richard Doyle. The cartoons were originally issued once a month during parliamentary sessions, and continued for twenty-two years. These volumes were produced at the height of his popularity. Vol I is Nov 1829- Dec 1830, Vol II is Feb 1834-June 1835, Vol III is May 1832-1834. Collated, all three volumes are complete with their respective plates in accordance with the contents leaf to each volume. With plates numbered 1-100 to volume I, 301-400 to volume II and 201-300 to volume III, as called for according to the contents pages. All plates are neatly mounted to the leaves of these volumes. 'Property of Michael Norman' to the front pastedown of volume II in pencil. These humorous depictions feature references to contemporary political leaders and figures. Examples include the Duke of Wellington, Robert Peel, Lord Durham, William IV, Lord Grey, John Bull and Sir Robert Vaughan. A vast collection of these satirical lithographs, which is very unusual to see together.

CONDITION

In uniform half morocco bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, sound with slight rubbing to the spines and extremities. Fading to the board edges and small amount of loss to the head and tail of all spines. Crack to the head of front joint to volume II, with the front hinge strained but firm. Backstrip to volume II is lifting. Prior owner's inscription to the front pastedown, 'Property of Michael Norman'. Internally, firmly bound. The plates are generally bright and crisp. With scattered spots to the first and last few leaves, heavier spotting to the final few leaves to volume III. Otherwise, just the odd spots to plates.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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