A Tenth Rejected or The Dandyfied Coxcomb in a Bandbox.

(London) By John Fairburn

Broadside, oblong folio, fine original hand coloured engraving by Charles Williams, fine condition, but laid down on semi still card.


SKU: 15440

Product Description

A Satire on the tenth in Tithes, probably prompted by the Court case in 1824 between “Lewis and another v Young, Bart.” The illustration shows the Parson arriving to collect his tenth Tithe to be presented with a hat box within which is a miniature soldier. The housewife says ” Seeing your Reverence comeing for your Tithes, I have brought you a Tenth” to which the Parson responds ” Take it back! take it back! good Woman. I never Tithe Monkeys”. BM. No. 14646