Fratres in malo, or, Tim Bobbin's rap at the pyrates [graphic].
[London?] [publisher not identified] publish'd as the act directs, May 1772
1 print : etching & engraving on laid paper ; sheet 21.3 x 33.5 cm
Title from item. Attributed to Tim Bobbin. Sheet trimmed to plate mark. Plate numbered '40' in upper right corner. Four columns of verse below image: Where is the man who sees this motley crew, wou'd judge them brethren on the nicest view. Yet so it is --- ; tho some look wondrous prim, they're thieves alike; and all have robb'd poor Tim ... Satire on numerous pirated editions of Collier's A view of the Lancashire dialect, which he published under the pseudonym Tim Bobbin. Not in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires. Temporary local subject terms: Printsellers -- Publishing: pirated books -- Clothes pegs -- Mottoes: Fratres in malo -- Architectural details: staircase ballustrade -- Books: bundles of printed sheets -- Bookshelves -- Booksellers: William Stuart, fl. 1742-1774 in Preston, Lancashire -- Hitch & Hawes, fl. 1746-1765 in London -- John Higginson, fl. 1744-1804 in Manchester -- James Schofield, fl. 1756-1759 in Middlewich, Cheshire -- Alexander Smith, fl. 1757-1790 in Halifax, Yorkshire -- Wililam Eyres, fl. 1756-1803 in Warrington, Lancashire. Walter Schatzki; January 1964; Acquisitions no.: 964-1-1-87.
In a crowded foyer booksellers and printsellers collect parcels of printed sheets on which Mr. Collier's name is crossed out and replaced with their own names. A tired-looking Earl of Bute is slowly ascending the staircase on the right. On the left are shelves filled with books. Tim Bobbin and his wife Mary are shown in the foreground as two small figures riding on the back of William Eyres, publisher in Warrington.
Tim Bobbin's rap at the pyrates Tim Bobbin's rap at the pirates Brothers in evil
Bobbin, Tim, 1708-1786 [Printmaker]
Bobbin, Tim, 1708-1786 Bute, John Stuart, Earl of, 1713-1792
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1772 Etchings -- England -- London -- 1772 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1772
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