Hobnella and Lubberkin.

Stipple engraving, 1796.
Image size 6 5/8 x 9 3/16" (16.9 x 23.4 cm).
Good condition. Some foxing in the margins.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 97170
Price: $200.00
Publisher : Publish'd 30th Augu. 1796 by A. Suntach.
Drawn by Miss Julia Conyers. Engraves by P. Vedovato.

Printed on either side of the title is a segment from John Gay's poem "The Shepherd’s Week: Thursday; Or, the Spell" published in 1917.

As peascods once I plackd I chand to see, / One that was closely fill'd with three time three, / Which when I cropp'd, I safely home convey'd, / And o'er the door the spell in secret laid; / My wheel I turn'd, and sung a ballad new, / While from the spindle I the fleeces drew; / The latch mov'd up, when who should first come in, / But in his proper person - Lubberkin.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Genre , Literary