Content: Epigraph: "Now list awhile, good people all, / To what the Muse shall tell, / Of John Bull's journey into Gaul, / And what him there befel."
Content: "To enable the unlearned reader to enter into the spirit of the following story, he should be informed, that 'Je vous n'entends pas,' is French for 'I don't understand you.'" -- title-page verso.
Biographical/historical: Authorship uncertain; based upon Charles Dibdin's song, "Mounseer Nong Tong Paw" (1796); perhaps a collaborative effort by John Taylor (1757-1832), William Mulready, William Godwin, and Mary Wollstonecraft [Godwin] Shelley (cf. E. W. Sunstein's "A William Godwin Letter, and Young Mary Godwin's Part in 'Mounseer Nongtongpaw'" in the Keats-Shelley journal, v. 45 (1996), p. 19-22).
Statement of responsibility: Printer's imprint: "Printed by Richard Taylor and Co., Shoe Lane."
Content: Illustrations: 12 etched plates designed by William Mulready, numbered with roman numerals.
Extent: 16 pages, XII leaves of plates : ill. ; 13 cm.