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Pamphlet of 32 pages (numbered pages 6-32) without illustrations entitled: 'Tributes of the public press to the memory of the late Mr. Whitbread'
Lettered below the title: 'Being the memorials and characters of that eminent man, which have appeared in the different journals since his lamented death.'
Printed below, a list of journals whose tributes are printed.
With the publisher's details at the foot of the page:
London: Printed for William Hone, 55 Fleet Street. 1815. Price One Shilling.
Lettered at the end of the text: "Printed by J.Swan, 76 Fleet Street, London."
The pamphlet contains a selection of obituaries of the politician Samuel Whitbread.
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Height: 217 millimetres (approx. page height)
Width: 130 millimetres (approx. page width)
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- As it is without illustrations, this pamphlet it is not included in M. Dorothy George's ‘Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum.’
Bound as part of 'Political Tracts Volume 7.' Number 7 of 10 volumes of political pamphlets, published circa 1819- 1822. Volume 7 contains slightly earlier works dating back to 1815.
MP for Bedfordshire and A Whig until 1812, Whitbread had opposed war against Napoleonic France, he was an early supporter of Caroline of Brunswick and endorsed moderate political reform. He had committed suicide after a period of illness on 6th July 1815.
Page iv of the pamphlet's preface advertises 'An authentic account of the late Mr. Whitbread, consisting of various important facts and anecdotes relating to his latter days and death, developing the causes that led to that deplorable event, with a brief memoir of his life, and the genuine report of the inquest, now first published. Taken in Short Hand, By Francis Phippen, the only reporter present at the Sitting of the Inquest held in Mr. Whitbread's house."
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