“Mr. Lambkin finding that he has been variously and thoroughly befooled, foolishly dashes into dissipation to drown his distressful thoughts – He joins Jovial society and sings ‘The right end of Life is to live and be jolly!’ ”
David Bryce & Son, 129 Buchanan Street.
This work was first published by Cruikshank and sold by David Bogue in 1844. The 24 etchings and original title page in this edition were all struck from the original steel plates and printed on 24 separate leaves.
Source: The Bachelor’s Own Book; or The Progress of Mr. Lambkin, (Gent.), in the Pursuit of Pleasure and Amusement, and also in Pursuit of Health and Happiness. In Twenty-Four Plates, designed and etched by George Cruikshank.
From the collection of Josephine Lea Iselin.