The Comic Almanack an Ephemeris in Jest and Earnest, Containing Merry Tales, Humorous Poetry, Quips, and Oddities. By Thackeray, Albert Smith, Gilbert A Beckett, the Bothers Mayhew. With Many Hundred Illustrations by George Cruikshank and Other Artists. Second Series, 1844-1853.
The Comic Almanack an Ephemeris in Jest and Earnest, Containing Merry Tales, Humorous Poetry, Quips, and Oddities. By Thackeray, Albert Smith, Gilbert A Beckett, the Bothers Mayhew. With Many Hundred Illustrations by George Cruikshank and Other Artists. Second Series, 1844-1853.

The Comic Almanack an Ephemeris in Jest and Earnest, Containing Merry Tales, Humorous Poetry, Quips, and Oddities. By Thackeray, Albert Smith, Gilbert A Beckett, the Bothers Mayhew. With Many Hundred Illustrations by George Cruikshank and Other Artists. Second Series, 1844-1853.

London: Chatto and Windus, 1841 - 1853. Hardcover. Folding frontispiece cartoon titled "Probable Effects of Over Female Emigration", a fine b&w engraving.

A politically incorrect cartoon. Cruikshank draws his usual comic scene, this time on the Sydney wharfside. On the left of this panoramic print is a rather bemused looking group of settlers & soldiers, looking at the group of African women who have just arrived on the ship in the harbour behind them. Men jostle to get down the stairs to the women, not yet seeing who has arrived. The center ground is held by a stout and smug wheeler-dealer, ready to make a match between the two parties.

8vo, 428pp, ads 32pp. Green gilt cloth. Ex library with 2 stickers at front paste down, card pocket rear paste down. Bright and clean copy. Fine. Item #24657

Price: $75.00

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