Lambton for Ever!!

Lambton for Ever!!

£250.00

Description

[002878] [Election Broadside]. Lambton for Ever!! South Shields: G.W. Barnes, 1820. First Edition. 4to. Unbound. Broadside. Good. Single sided printed broadside, approximately 220mm x 275mm in size.

Lightly soiled and creased, chipped to edges with small amount of loss.

The printer was G.[eorge] W.[alker] Barnes, of Thrift Street, South Shields (see Hunt, ‘The Book Trade in Northumberland and Durham to 1860, page 8).

An anti Lambton broadside, claiming he will reduce casters, fitters and keelmen to “beggary and want”, but Lambton was still re-elected at the top of the poll on the 13th of March 1820 with 1751 votes (See Fisher (Ed), The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1820-1832).

Not in COPAC (Bristol has two pro-Lambton broadsides)