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The boat race and who went to it.

[London] : H. G. Clarke & Co., 2, Garrick Street, Covent Garden, [between 1868 and 1885]
Physical Description:
1 folded sheet ([16] panels) : illustrations ; 29 x 89 cm, folded to 15 x 12 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV799 .B63 1875
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Cover title.
"The first University Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge was held in 1829. This annual event led to the production of numerous prints and souvenirs. A typical example of the latter is a chapbook of the 1860s entitled The boat race and who went to it (priced 6d), which described the event in doggerel and included crude woodcuts of the race and spectators."--Rickards.
The illustration in the fourth panel is signed: "J.F. Nash sc." The remaining panels are unsigned.
H.G. Clarke & Co. was active at 2 Garrick Street from 1868 to 1885. See: Brown, P.A. London publishers and printers.
The publication lacks a series statement, but its format mirrors that of items in the series: Clarke's whims and oddities.
Rickards, M. Encyclopedia of ephemera, pages 308-309.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original pink printed wrappers.
Illustrated satirical poem lampooning the Oxford and Cambridge boat race. Printed in 16 panels on a single sheet, each panel with a woodcut illustration above four lines of verse. Issued in pink printed wrappers, with publisher's advertisements.
Subject Terms:
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, England -- Pictorial works.
Rowing -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Satire, English.
Woodcuts -- 1868-1885.
Publisher's advertisements.
H.G. Clarke & Co., publisher.
Nash, J. F., 1836 or 1837- engraver.

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