Countrymen!

Countrymen!

£750.00

Description

[002885] Publicola. Countrymen! Newcastle: Akenhead and Sons, First Edition. Elephant Folio. Unbound. Broadside. Good. Single sided printed broadside, approximately 235mm x 405mm in size, n.d. c.1801?

Lightly browned, closely trimmed to edges, slightly chipped to head and corners with tiny amounts of loss, small tear towards middle of left hand side otherwise fairly clean.

Printed by Akenhead and Sons, Sandhill, Newcastle who were at this address from 1787-1813, and traded as Akenhead and Sons from about 1795 (See Hunt ‘The Book Trade in Northumberland and Durham to 1860’, page 1).

Probably printed in response to the threat of invasion by Bonaparte, c.1801? Mentions Abercromby and the army of Egypt “fresh in your minds” (The Battle of Alexandra was in March of 1801).

Not in COPAC