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: 
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.