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Reid 4751. A pamphlet detailling the trial of the Cato Street conspirators. Bound in a soft cover with portraits of Thistlewood, Hooper and Preston on the opening page. An additional portrait of Thistlewood has been cut and pasted on to the second page.
Lettered on the title page:
"Third Edition. Grove's Genuine Edition. A Full and Correct Account of the State Trials held at the Old Bailey. Monday on the 17th day of April 1820 and following days before Lord Chief Justice Abbott and other commissioners appointed by his Majesty, containing the whole of the evidence." Further text is illegible due to damage to the page, lettered below:
"Copious and correct detail of various arrangements made to Murder his Majesty's Ministers; and effect a revolution in the country together with the speeches made by Thistlewood, Ings, Brunt, Davidson, Tidd and the other prisoners when asked why sentence of death should not be passed upon them for High Treason. Also, an account at large of their behaviour previous to being brought on the scaffold and their execution and decapitation." With the publisher's details at the foot of the page:
"London: Printed and Published by Grove & Co. 1, Leicester Square. Price One Shilling."
With two further illustrations after George Cruikshank:
1. See Reid 3054. "Correct Likenesses of the Prisoners as they appeared on their trials."
2. See Reid 3055. "Thistlewood Stabbing Smithers in Cato Street."
Letterpress pamphlet with wood engraved illustrations
- Production date
- 1820 (First edition 1820)
Height: 215 millimetres (approx. page height)
Width: 133 millimetres (approx. page width)
- Curator's comments
- See BM Satires 13707 (1862, 1217.554) for the source for the illustration of "Thistlewood Stabbing Smithers, in Cato Street." A version of the scene also appears in a pamphlet of 1820 "The Queen in the Moon" (BM Satires 13697.) The illustrations in this pamphlet appear to have been produced after George Cruikshank. The group portrait of the Cato Street conspirators also appears in "The Queen in the Moon" BM Satires 13698. (1865,1111, 623-635.)
AM Cohn (123) also references a publication entitled "The Cato Street Conspirators" published in 1820 by J. Bailey, Chancery Lane.
It appears from the annotations that the pamphlet was purchased in 1848 by someone who had witnessed the execution of the Cato Street conspirators in 1820.
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- Associated Event: Cato Street Conspiracy 1820
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