The Queen's matrimonial ladder,
a national toy, with fourteen step scenes; and illustrations in verse, with eighteen other cuts.
By the author of "The political house that Jack built."...
|Main Creator:||Hone, William, 1780-1842.|
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London, printed by and for William Hone, 1820.
"All the drawings ... are by Mr. George Cruikshank."
The toy (laid in) consists of a cardboard strip 31 x 6.5 cm. folded at the hinge of the ladder. It contains 14 designs; at one end is printed the title "The Queen's matrimonial ladder," and at the other the imprint, "Printed by William Hone, Ludgate Hill, London, Price (with the pamphlet) one shilling."
A satire on the separation of George IV and Queen Caroline.
"The Joss and his folly": 2 p., and "Published by William Hone": 2 p. (at end)
Hackwood p. 236; Cohn (1924) 680.
Physical description:  p. illus. 21 cm.
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|JP 5171||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Joly|