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D'Oyly, Charles, 1781–1845

Tom Raw, the Griffin : a burlesque poem, in twelve cantos : illustrated by twenty-five engravings, descriptive of the adventures of a cadet in the East India Company's service, from the period of his quitting England to his obtaining a staff situation in India / by a civilian and an officer on the Bengal establishment.

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London : Printed for R. Ackermann, 1828.
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viii, [3], 325 p., [25] leaves of plates : col ill. ; 25 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR4626.D6 T66 1828+ Oversize
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Spine title, on publisher's printed label: The Griffin: a burlesque poem: with twenty five engravings. Price 1L. 1 s.
Printed by J. Moyes, Took's Court, Chancery Lane.
First edition.
Abbey, J.R. Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 450
BAC: British Art Center copy is the Abbey copy. Bound in original brown paper covered boards. Bookplate: Fitz Eugene Dixon. [10] p. of publisher's advertisements at end not included in pagination.
Subject Terms:
Ackermann, R. -- Publisher.
British -- India -- Poetry.
Dixon, Fitz Eugene -- Bookplate.
East India Company -- Poetry.
East India Company. Army -- Poetry.
India -- Social life and customs -- Poetry.
Moyes, J. -- Printer.
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1828.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1828.
Ackermann, Rudolph, 1764-1834, publisher.

  • Tom Raw forwarded to head quarters
  • Tom Raw crossing the line
  • Tom Raw at the Cape of Good Hope
  • Tom Raw presents letters of introduction
  • Tom Raw between smoke & fire
  • Tom Raw treats Lucy to a ride
  • Tom Raw rather awkward at the dance
  • Tom Raw sits for his portrait
  • Tom Raw's misfortune at the ball
  • Tom Raw mistakes a French milliner for a Hindoo goddess
  • Tom Raw at a Hindoo entertainment
  • Tom Raw rejects the embraces of the Nabob of Bengal
  • Tom Raw brought face to face with the enemy
  • Tom Raw mounts an elephant for the first time
  • The Royal Hindoo Hunt
  • The ferocity of the tiger
  • Tom Raw in danger
  • Tom Raw carried up the country
  • Tom Raw gets introduced to his colonel
  • Tom Raw gains the victory
  • Tom Raw in the midst of difficulties
  • Tom Raw on Short Commons
  • Tom Raw disappointed at hearing the will read
  • Tom Raw wounded
  • Tom Raw obtains a staff appointment.

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