Title: The Life of
William Cobbett, written by himself
Artist: James Gillray
Imprint: London: H. Humphrey,
Sept. 29, 1809
From complete series of 8 hand-colored etched caricatures,
bound in full brown calf gilt; all edges gilt.
Title on spine: Life of Cobbett
Each plate is accompanied by the engraved descriptive text taken from
the Political Register of 1809 mounted on a sheet facing
allied with the Tory government against the radical Cobbett, produced
caricatures mocking Cobbett’s autobiographical writing in the Political
Plate 2: Cobbett quits farming
and enlists as a soldier.