Cato Street Conspiracy



[004064] [Cato Street Conspiracy] Shipping News Extraordinary! Exeter: S. Hedgeland [Printer], 1820. First Edition. Folio. Unbound. Broadside. Good+. Single side printed broadside, approximately 210mm x 335mm in size

Lightly creased, with some minor offsetting, small tear to foot, but generally quite bright and clean

Political satire relating to the Cato Street conspiracy dressed as a shipping news announcement. The boat, Revolutionaire is suffering from dry-rot, “owing to her principal Supporters being of Thistle-wood, instead of Heart of Oak”, with the stores of the boat “consisting of Hand Grenades, Pikes, Daggers, Cutlasses, and Shoe-Maker’s Knives, will be put up to Auction; and have for that purpose been lately removed into a Stable in Cato-Street, for convenience of sale”. Mention is also made of the Manchester radicals and White Hats (probably relating to Peterloo and Henry Hunt)