In referring to this book, one writer calls Kurt an "academically over-endowed art historian," no doubt due to Kurt's ability to find the fun in art that's being naughty. In Thomas Rowlandson, Kurt found a soul-mate, and many of the characteristics Kurt ascribes to Rowlandson -- his vitality, sense of humor, his mockery and mirth -- are applicable to Kurt as well. This book was published in large-format, hard cover edition (what we used to call a coffee table book) in 1970 by The Hogarth Guild. Kurt wrote the lengthy introduction and the text accompanying each of its many illustrations. The print run was small, and the book is long out-of-print; accordingly, it's hard to find and sought after by collectors.