Work for the Bellman, or an Hue & Cry after A.B.


Broadside, oblong folio, engraved, minor damage at three corners and a little at lower edge, the whole laid down on a semi stiff sugar paper backing sheet.


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Exceedingly rare. A Satire on the repercussions to Admiral Byng after his failure to attack the French Fleet in the Mediteranean. The illustration shows the leading ships of the English Fleet approaching the French Fleet off Minorca. On the leading English ship a Bellman is proclaiming “Oh yes. Oh yes. Oh yes. Any manner of Persons, Fish, Flesh or Fowl that Can give any tale or Tidings of A.B. who was lately seen in a very Dangerous Place noted for Rovers, Pirates & Robbers………. “. BM. No. 3352