Anti-Napoleon Broadside


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[004023] [Anti-Napoleon Broadside] Proclamation, Made to Every Man in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, This First Day of August, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Three, Etc. Etc. London: J. Asperne, 1803. First Edition. Folio. Unbound. Broadside. Good+. Single sided printed broadside, approximately 190mm x 315mm in size

Lightly browned, slightly creased from old folds, top right corner with small amount of loss, a few remnants of paper to reverse where once mounted and a previous owner’s name in pen to reverse, but generally clean

The printer was J.[ames] Asperne, at the ‘Bible, Crown, and Constitution’ (no radical he!)

One of many ‘invasion threat’ broadsides published in 1803, with the usual terrifying visions of the outcome of an invasion by Napoleon’s forces, who would “spread murder, rapine, slavery and death, in cruel and horrible wantonness” and whose orders are to “murder all our inhabitants bearing arms in our defence, violate the wives and daughters of our people, and plunder our cities”

Not in Library Hub; Klingberg and Hustvedt, The Warning Drum, No.8; Bibliotheca Lindesiana Broadsides 1478