London: David Bogue, 1850 & 1851. First printing. Hardcover. Two yearly volumes bound together of the comic almanac. 1850 issue 58 pp engravings throughout; 1851 issue, 58pp engravings throughout but lacking the large folding panoramic frontispiece.
Includes the period hand coloured engraving of " Women. As It Ought to Be, or The Ladies Trying a Contemptible Scoundrel for a "Breach of Promise". Classic caricature by Cruikshank, where a court of women, entirely composing the jury, red-robed judges & red-robed barristers) are prosecuting a poor fellow for breach of promise. Steel engraved panorama with original hand color. 15 1/2 x 6 ", with sml. margins. Amongst the ammenities provided in the background are a "Prosecutrix's Boudoir" and a "Tea Room". Wonderful satirical cartoon, title at top reads "A New Court of Queens Bench."
Large 12 mo. Bound in half calf with plain boards top of spine chipped with section missing. Very good overall. Item #8886