Five Guineas Reward


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[003511] [Reward Notice]. Five Guineas Reward. Dursley: W. Rickards [Printer], 1810. First Edition. 8vo. Unbound. Leaflet. Good. Single sided printed leaflet, approximately 175mm x 220mm in size.

Lightly stained to head, especially to reverse (possibly from glue), rubbed and creased. Reverse has the details in ink of the sheep stolen, detailing four instances over a couple of months in 1809 and 1810.

Hand bill offering a substantial reward for information leading to the conviction of the offenders, one of the sheep mentioned was stolen, whereas the other was killed and the carcass stolen, “leaving the head and skin”.

Dursley is in Gloucestershire.

The printer was W.[illiam] Rickards of Long Street, who advertises hand bills, cards etc. “printed at only One Hour’s Notice”. The BBTI has him at Silver Street between 1830 and 1842, and his press was registered in 1831, but clearly he had been printing for some time before then