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Political pamphlet of 60 pages numbered pages 2-57, entitled: 'The radical letter bag'
The pamphlet contains a Tory verse satire which attacks radical and reformist politicians.
Lettered below the title: "By Humphry Martial. Second Edition."
The vignette illustration on the frontispiece, BM Satires 13650, represents Henry Hunt addressing Radicals who are seated with tankards; some applauding. A dustman stands by the table holding his hat. This sees to relate to a meeting of the electors of Westminster at the Crown and Anchor on 11 Feb 1820, at which it was decided to nominate Burdett and Hobhouse at the approaching election. ('Examiner' 1820, p.109.) The illustration is also used under the title; "Crown and Anchor" in the pamphlet, 'The Loyal Man in the Moon,' see BM Satires 13648-13660 (1865, 1111,896.)
Lettered beneath the illustration:
"London: Printed for W. Wright, 46 Fleet Street [Price One Shilling], W. Shackell, Printer, Johnson's Court, Fleet Street.
Lettered at the end of the text: "Printed by and for. W.Wright, 46, Fleet Street, London.!
The back page carries an advertisement for: 'The beauties of the modern poets." and 'An account of General Garane's embassy to Persia in 1807.'
letterpress pamphlet with wood engraved frontispiece illustration.
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Height: 219 millimetres (approx. page height)
Width: 131 millimetres (approx. page width)
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- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', X, 1952)
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.
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