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Political pamphlet of 46 pages (numbered pages 4-48) without illustrations, entitled: 'The first trial of William Hone.' Lettered beneath the title:
"On an ex-officio information. At Guildhall, London, December 18, 1817. Before Mr Justice Abbott and a special jury for publishing a parody of the late John Wilkes's 'Catechism of a ministerial member.'
With the publisher's details at the foot of the page:
"Tenth edition. London: Printed by and For William Hone, 67, Old Bailey and Sold by all booksellers. 1817. Price One Shilling."
On the verso: "A subscription for Mr. Hone."
Lettered at the end of the text:
"In a day or two will be published- Price One Shilling, The second trial of William Hone on another Ex-officio Information for publishing another Parody entitled The political litany.'
And at the foot of the page:
"Printed and published by and for W. Hone, 67 Old Bailey."
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Height: 207 millimetres (approx. page height)
Width: 122 millimetres (approx. page width)
- Curator's comments
- Bound as part of 'Political Tracts Volume 8.' Number 8 of 10 volumes of political pamphlets, published circa 1819- 1822.
As the pamphlet is not illustrated, it is not included in M. Dorothy George's ‘Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum.’
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The collection of satirical pamphlets illustrated by "the Cruikshanks" (ie: George and Isaac Robert) acquired from Harvey, 1863,1114. 90-217, have been bound in 'Political Tracts' Volumes 8 to 9.
They are bound in a different order to that in which they are listed in the Prints and Drawings Department's collection register. Pamphlets which are not illustrated and/ or not attributed to George or Isaac Robert Cruikshank also form part this collection.
The 10 volumes of 'Political Tracts' appear to have been created some years after these pamphlets were purchased. Volumes 1-7 are comprised of pamphlets from the Maskelyne collection acquired by the Museum in 1865. The binding of these pamphlets into volumes of 'Political Tracts.' may have been related to G.W. Reid's 'Catalogue of Cruikshank's Work.' 1871. There is an additional 10th volume containing pamphlets with unknown acquisition sources.
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