ROBERTS, Piercy (publisher) – John Bull receiving the Manifesto. London, Roberts, n.d. (c. 1803)
Plate: 243 x 348mm; Sheet: 266 x 371mm; Hand-coloured etching; slight spotting
Napoleon presents his manifest to John Bull, requesting him to read it well. John Bull, with bare buttocks, sitting on the toilet, replies that he will use it just in a few moments. – This is the extremely rare original issue by Roberts. We could only locate one other copy of this issue (Library of Congress). – Very rare.
cf. Mitchell 541 (Tegg re-issue of 1807) – Not in BM Satires, Broadley, Arenenberg