Doings in Newcastle



[003683] [Newcastle Printing] Doings in Newcastle 94 Years Ago – The Statue of King Charles II. Newcastle: T. Fordyce, 1865. First Edition. 4to. Unbound. Broadside. Good. Single sided printed broadside, approximately 225mm x 285mm in size

Lightly browned and creased, several small tears to left hand side, a few spots of light foxing

The printer was T.[homas] Fordyce, the brother of William (see Hunt, The Book Trade in Northumberland and Durham to 1860, page 36)

The broadside relates to a statue of Charles II, which had been recently moved, which had “so greatly irritated some inveterate enemy to the Stuart race, and fiery zealot of the House of Brunswick, that on the 18th, the following most ill-natured pasquinade was found posted upon a door immediately under the statue”. The said pasquinade is here reprinted, with a contemporary reply by Philanthropos

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