City of Laughter: Sex and Satire in Eighteenth-Century London.
Compilation of satirical prints from the Georgian and Regency era - 1170-1830. This is the lewd, vicious comedy, poking shockingly at celebrities, politicians, and financial leaders, that makes Mary Crawford's comment about "rears and vices" seem tame indeed. This book is well researched by the author, Prof of Brit History at the University of Essex. Every cartoon is described and explained - a great resource. Be prepared for low humor. Color prints throughout by Gillray, Cruikshank, Rowlandson, Hogarth, many more. Heavy glossy paper. Hb, dj.696 pages. Walker & Co. NY: 2006. Publ at $45. $30.00