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Method of Punishing the IDLE at the poorhouse c1778

Method of Punishing the IDLE at the poorhouse c1778

by Middleton, Charles Theodore

Food deprivation - in a basket above dining table. 'Method of punishing the IDLE in the Poor House at Hamburgh, by suspending them in a BASKET over the table where the more Industrious are at their meals.'

Original copperplate engraving with beautifully engraved decorative border. Engraved for Middleton’s Complete System of Geography, A new and complete system of geography: containing a full, accurate, authentic and interesting account and description of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, as consisting of continents, islands, oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, promontories, capes, bays, peninsulas, isthmusses, gulphs, &c.... with their strange ceremonies, customs, amusements, &c. which included ethnography and architecture as well as topography. Published in London circa 1777-8 by Charles Theodore Middleton.

Page measures 23 x 36cm.(9 x 14 inches). Measurement to intaglio impression 19 x 24cm (7.5 x 9.5 inches). There is a short conservation-repaired tear at the base of this page.


Stock Number: apMid.v2Price: $100.00