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CHARTIST PRINT. Procession Attending the - The Northern Star - 1842. 
Northern Star, 1842, Book Condition: Good Condition, First Edition. Full Book Title: CHARTIST PRINT. Procession Attending the Great National Petition of 3,317,702 to the House of Commons, 1842. With Members of the National Convention. With T. Duncombe. Esq, Presenting the Petition [to the House]. With 16 vignettes of places the procession passed by. Published as a supplement to The Northern Star, Chartist newspaper. A striking and rare contemporary print of the great Chartist National Petition being taken through the streets of London. Clearly visible are the Chartists demands on the Petition being carried aloft, and banners held by members of the 50,000 people procession, with "Reform" and "More Pigs and Less Parsons" quite central. With over 3 million signatures this represented close to a third of the country's entire population. The right hand panel shows the Members of the Chartist National Convention, with the faces of most individuals clearly drawn and identifiable, and just in the background two women. The left hand panel shows Thomas Duncombe MP presenting the petition to Commons and just in front of the Speaker's Chair can be seen the piles of sheets of the petition having failed to get the box from the procession through the doors of the Commons. The little vignettes of famous London landmarks are perhaps a suggestion of authority and power seen alongside the power and importance of the Chartists demands in the much larger views. In total, the whole print measures 63 cms in length, by 36 cms tall. It has some browning and foxing, a tear at the right margin, extending into the print, but without loss. It has been mounted to the back with archival tissues to preserve the shape and prevent further damage. An incredibly rare survivor of an ephemeral piece. Size: 63 x 36 cms.. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; History. Inventory No: 231949. First Edition
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