Books and Works on Paper, including Fine Photographs | 14 December 2017

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Williams (Charles) - The Imperial Embrace on the _ Raft _ or Boneys New Drop;

Sold for £300

Est: £400–600

Williams (Charles)

The Imperial Embrace on the _ Raft _ or Boneys New Drop;

Britannia in tribulation for the loss of her Allies or John Bull's advice, 2 satires on the switching allegiances of Russia and Prussia after their respective treaties with Napoleon signed at Tilsit in July of 1807, and the implications for the English fleet in the Baltic, original hand-coloured etchings, the former printed in dark brown, each c.245 x 345mm., slight browning, [BM Satires 10750 and 10757, respectively], Walker, 1807; Napoleon's Apotheosis Anticipated, another reference to allegiances post-Tilsit, by Williams after Woodward, satirising the wise men of Leipzig renaming the constellation of Orion's Belt after Napoleon, [BM 10761], T. Tegg, 1807
ยง Cruikshank (Isaac) The Bear and the Monkey preparing to attack the Turkey!; The Bear, the Monkey, the Turkey and the Bull, or the true cause of the Russian War!! 2 further satires from the end of 1807 on the aftermath of Tilsit, as Napoleon pandered to the Russian desire for Turkish territory, with a hint to their plans to venture further east to India, with only the English bull to block their way, original hand-coloured etchings, each c.240 x 350mm., slight browning, [the latter BM Satires 10775, the former not described], T. Tegg, 1807 (5)

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