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Old Humphrey, 1787–1854

Sergeant Bell and his raree-show : embellished with wood cuts / by Cruikshanks [sic], Thompson, Williams, etc.

Additional Title(s):

Peter Parley's works, Raree show

London : Printed for Thomas Tegg, 1839.
Physical Description:
viii, 447, [1] p. : ill. ; 14 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR5029.M64 S47 1839
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Gloria Scheuer
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Spine title on some publisher bindings: Peter Parley's works, Raree show.
By Old Humphrey (George Mogridge). Wrongly attributed to Dickens.
Printed by C. Whittingham, Chiswick.
With an engraved vignette on title page.
Yale University. Dickens and Dickensiana, H326, 1st-3rd copies
Eckel, J.C. Dickens, p. 208-209
Cohn, A.M. George Cruikshank, 569
BEIN Gimbel/Dickens H326 3: With spine title: Peter Parley's works, Raree show. Inscribed: Robert Henry Morris, 31st May 1845.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in quarter calf with marbled boards.
Subject Terms:
Amusements -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Carnivals -- Great Britain -- Juvenile fiction.
Morris, Robert Henry -- Autograph.
Scheuer, Gloria -- Provenance.
Tegg, Thomas -- Publisher.
Toy theaters -- Juvenile fiction.
Whittingham, C. -- Printer.
Wood engravings -- 1839.
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870, attributed name.
Thompson, John, 1785-1866, engraver.
Williams, Thomas, b. ca. 1800, engraver.
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, ill.

  • Exhibition I
  • Crater of Mount Vesuvius
  • Storm at sea
  • The Epping hunt
  • The Falls of Niagara
  • The elephant hunt
  • Exhibition II
  • Mont Blanc
  • The siege of Antwerp
  • The giraffe hunt
  • Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Exhibition III
  • An English farm-house
  • The play-hour frolic in the school-room
  • Assassination of Thomas à Becket
  • Henry II on his pilgrimage
  • The old House of Commons
  • The House of Lords
  • The Bank of England.

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