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Author: Cruikshank, George
Title: A Pop-Gun Fired Off by George Cruikshank, in defence of the British volunteers of 1803, against the uncivil attack upon that body by General W. Napier : to which are added some observations upon our National Defences ... Illustrated with cuts.
Place Published: London
Publisher:Published for the Author by W. Kent & Co.
Date Published: [1860]

44 pp. Illustrated with woodcuts by the author throughout. (8vo), original illustrated wrappers. First Edition.

Very scarce Cruikshank title with woodcut illustrations throughout. In A Pop-gun, Cruikshank recalls his first participation in a volunteer militia at age 11. When Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) declared war on Britain in 1803, George Cruikshank's father Isaac joined a volunteer troop while George and his brother drilled with toy weapons. Rarely seen in the original wrappers.


Light soiling and edge wear to wrappers, darkening to edges, some loss at spine ends, 1" closed tear to rear wrap; toning to interior; very good.

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A Pop-Gun Fired Off by George Cruikshank

Estimate $250 - $350Feb 22, 2018