Hark! Hark! The Dogs do Bark! With Note by Walter Emanuel. RIDDLE JOHNSON, LTD CO.
Hark! Hark! The Dogs do Bark! With Note by Walter Emanuel.
Hark! Hark! The Dogs do Bark! With Note by Walter Emanuel.

Hark! Hark! The Dogs do Bark! With Note by Walter Emanuel.

London: G.W. Bacon & Co., Ltd., [1914]. Map dimensions 48.5 x 69.5 cm, overall 55.5 x 74.5 cm. Folding colour printed comic map of Europe, mounted on linen, folds between publisher's brown cloth boards with a printed title label to the upper cover. The cover label a little soiled, a little creasing at the folds, a single very short tear with no loss to the lower edge, a very good example overall. A richly coloured "Serio-Comique" or allegorical map of Europe in the early stages of the First World War. The belligerent nations are represented by stereotypical breeds of dog: the British bulldog, the French poodle and the German dachshund with a great bear representing Russia. The map is further embellished with the striding figure of Winston Churchill, dressed as a sailor to signify his role as First Lord of the Admiralty, holding numerous dog leads with battleships stretching out towards the continent. Similarly, the tsar of Russia is shown riding a large steamroller towards central and eastern Europe. The four columns of Emanuel's note to the lower margin of the map is typically jingoistic and closes with the refrain "All this, and more, may be seen depicted above. Search well and you may find many things. But not Peace. Peace has gone to the Dogs for the present..." Item #26000

Price: £2,500.00

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