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Halkett, George, R. (Illustrator).
Collection of 5 Nineteenth Century satirical booklets. The G.O.M. Gone Wrong or The Man of Straw and His Coo de Grass [with] The Irish Green Book, The Gladstone A.B.C, More Gleanings From Gladstone [and]The 1885 Gladstone Almanack.
Publisher: Effingham Wilson/William Blackwood & Sons, London/Edinburgh;
Date of Publication: 1880
Stock Code: 8065
G.O.M. Gone Wrong published by Effingham Wilson, others by Blackwood. All circa 1880; Almanack only title with stated publication date. Softcover octavo, pp. 22,[2]; 30, [2]; [32]; [24]; [28]. All illustrated: 10 full-page illustrations to G.O.M.; 14 to Irish plus illustrated panel to title page; 14 to A.B.C. plus illustrated panel to title page; 10 to More Gleanings plus colour frontispiece and illustrated panel to title page; fold out frontispiece “The Pied Piper” after G.J. Pinwell to Almanack plus 13 illustrations and illustrated panel to title page. Pictorial card wraps in various colours. All lightly surface soiled with minor nicks & creases to edge. 1 cm split at tail of spine G.O.M.; small chips to edge Irish with minor loss and corner crease. A little scattered foxing, mainly to inner rear cover of Irish; slight offsetting from frontis to More Gleanings. Overall in Very Good condition.
Five satirical booklets relating to William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898), known to his supporters as the “Grand Old Man” (and to his detractors as “God’s Only Mistake”!). They relate to the period of his second premiership, during which the First Boer War was fought, the Irish Land Act passed and the franchise extended in the 1884 Reform Act, which gave the vote to all adult male householders.
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