A man stands in the middle of a shabby and untidy room, dressing with great care.
The MARC record for this book attributes this series of illustrations to Isaac Robert Cruikshank, citing Gumuchian (the Parisian publisher?) as the only reference. Given that the same Gumuchian also mentions 1821 as the date of the first edition, whereas the book presented here bears 1819 as its publication date; given that the record describes these illustrations as wood engravings while we incline to believe they might well be etchings, we won’t be endorsing the Cruikshank attribution for the time being.
We welcome any comment that would offer reliable information about these illustrations and their creator.