Smith’s Taxation Broadside


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[001309] Smith, Sydney. Taxes Upon Every Article Which Enters Into the Mouth, or Covers the Back, or is Placed Under the Foot. ill. Ingrey, Charles. London: Effingham Wilson, Unknown. Elephant Folio. Unbound. Broadside. Good. Lithographed broadside, no date c.1831? Approximately 310mm x 490mm in size (image approximately 230mm x 400mm).

Tears with small amount of loss to top corners (presumably where once pinned up), lightly soiled and creased. Text is by Sydney Smith, from the Edinburgh Review in 1820, a satire on the ubiquity of taxation. The portrait is of Henry, Lord Brougham, with his motto to foot of image.

Wellcome 574470i, Senate House has a similar item described as a single sheet with a single line border, c.1820 with a woodcut portrait of Earl Grey – Goldsmiths 22928.

Tentatively dated as c.1831 as the portrait appears to show Brougham as Lord Chancellor, which he was appointed to in late 1830, so it is certainly unlikely to be earlier