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A book of 250 pages entitled: "The Affairs of the Nation represented to The Duke of Wellington, by Common Sense."
Bound in cardboard with an ornate design on both covers. On the back cover: "Commend me to an argument like a flail, against which there is no fence." With a vignette illustration by George Cruikshank on the front cover and title page (Reid 3645.) representing Wellington in military costume, literally using the flail against the insignia of every class in society, as exemplified by the Magna Charta, the Chancellor's authority, the mitre, the coronet and the fool's cap."
With the publisher's line at the foot of the page. "London: Effingham Wilson, Royal Exchange. 1830."
On the verso C. Whiting, Beaufort House.
With an "Analysis of the chapters at the beginning of the text consisting of:
"Chapter 1. Reasons Why."
"Chapter 2. The March of Intellect."
"Chapter 3. General Facts."
"Chapter 4. The Church."
"Chapter 5. Education."
"Chapter 6. Partial Advantages."
"Chapter 7. Law and Equity."
Lettered at the end of the text, "Whiting, Beaufort House."
Wood engraved vignette illustration on a letterpress book
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Height: 45 millimetres (approx. height illustration)
Height: 195 millimetres (approx. page height (book))
Width: 115 millimetres (approx. page width (book))
Width: 54 millimetres (approx. width illustration)
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- In very fragile condition, without spine with loose pages. Some marking on the text.
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