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Pamphlet of four pages entitled "The Brunswick, or, True Blue." An additional single page carrying advertisement is bound with the pamphlet.
A coat of arms is printed at the head of the opening page beneath which the title and a full text, in close type, are printed.
At the foot of the page: "Published by W. Turner (Stationer to his Majesty.) 69 Cheapside; W. Sams, (Bookseller to H.R.H. the Duke of York, St James' Street & To be Had of all Booksellers."
The pamphlet sets out an advertisement for a new conservative journal to commence publication on Sunday 28th January 1821.
The price, format and guiding principles of the publication are set out on pages 1 and 2.
The final page 4 requests that subscribers to the journal: "not only to patronize themselves, this loyal and constitutional journal, but to obtain subscribers from among the humbler classes of society; for the difficulty lies , in inducing the less informed but honest mechanic, to read an antidote to the licentious press."
Signed: "The most faithful servant of the Public."
The postscript states: "Orders will be received for this paper IN TOWN by all the News-venders [sic] IN THE COUNTRY, by all the local Postmasters. The principal offices of the Brunswick or, True Blue, are Mr. Sams, Bookseller to His Royal Highness the Duke of York: Corner of St James's Street, Pall Mall and Mr Turner, Stationer to his Majesty, 69 Cheapside, (Corner of Queen Street.).
GOD SAVE THE KING
Lettered at the foot of the page:
"Cunningham, Printer, 11 Fleet Lane."
On the final page, a variation of the coat of arms of the British Isles is printed at the head of the page with the text: "Circulating Library, St James' Street." Beneath the heading in bold type:
"This day, Jan 1, 1821, is published in Octavo price One Shilling, London: A Periodical Essay. No 1.
With a quotation of 9 lines from Boswell's "Life of Johnson."
Lettered below the quotation:
"(To be Continued Weekly.) Published by William Sams, Bookseller to His Royal Highness the Duke of York, No.1, St James' Street. MDCCCXXI."
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Height: 220 millimetres (Approx. page height)
Width: 126 millimetres (Approx. page width)
- Curator's comments
- Bound as part of "Political Tracts Volume 6”. Number 6 of 10 volumes of "Political Tracts" Published circa 1819-1822. The pro-government and anti-"radical" tone of this volume’s content contrasts with the pamphlets in the earlier volumes which often satirise George IV, his court and his ministers.
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."
The collection number for the advertisement on the final page is 1865,111,946*.
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