Title page: The Life of Napoleon, a Hudibrastic Poem in Fifteen Cantos.
Printed for T. Tegg, 111 Cheapside; Wm Allason, 31, New Bond Street & J. Dick, Edinburgh
The two-sided ladder surrounding the center text was a familiar device used by Cruikshank to show the rise and fall of princes.
Source: The Life of Napoleon, a Hudibrastic Poem in Fifteen Cantos. By Doctor Syntax [William Combe], embellished with Thirty Engravings by G. Cruikshank.
From the collection of Josephine Lea Iselin.