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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1674 and 1679


London, Printed for F. Coles, T. Vere, J. Wright, and J. Clarke


Caption of illustration: \"Here's the Wapping Wives Clubb\"


Ballad - Roud Number: V26125

Title: The merry wives of Wapping. Or, The seaman's wives clubb

First Line: A knot of women in Wapping do meet

Tune: The countrey miss; or, The plowmans prophesie


ESTC: R38046

Themes:  WomenDrinking

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
43B31: Inn, coffee-house, public house, etc.
25A13: Globe
41B313: Candlestick
46BB24: Shopkeeper - BB - women engaged in trade and commerce
31B6(+9321): Morphology of human expression (+ speaking)
41A336: Human figure at (open) window
46B354: Signboard
41D221(+82): Head-gear (+ women's clothes)
41C694: Ham
41C341: Dish, plate, saucer
41C371: Napkin
41C26131: Plucked fowl

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31AA231: Standing figure - AA - female human figure

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31AA231: Standing figure - AA - female human figure
46C1211: Carrying something in basket, bag, rucksack, etc.

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
45C16(CANNON)(+1): Firearms: cannon (+ during the battle)
45(+3): Warfare; military affairs (+ naval force)
45H3(+3): Battle (+ naval force)

5th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A2511(+82): Arm raised upward (+ female (human being) (not to be used where -AA- is prescribed))


Shelfmark: Wood E 25(126)

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