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English Liberty Being a Collection of Interesting Tracts, from the Year 1762, to 1769. Containing the Private Correspondence , Speeches, and Addresses, of John Wilkes Esq. Humbly Dedicated to the King
London: Printed by and for T. Baldwin. 1769 - Description: London: T. Baldwin, [undated] 1769. Contemporary full Calf. First Edition. Large Quarto – 12 inches tall. Text near fine. Royal Quarto. Scarce volume with additional publications by Wilkes at the rear. Two volumes in one binding with continuous pagination. Bound in at the rear and all assumed to be written by John Wilkes are: · Number IV of “The Extraordinary North Briton” (Second Edition dated June 3d 1769) page 19 to 24. · A single leaf entitled “To the Inhabitants of Tower Ward” dated December 20 1769. · “The Theatrical Monitor (Number II)” dated October 1st 1768 running to 6pp · “The Report of the Commissioner for Taking, Examining, and Stating The Publick Accounts of the Kingdom. With the Examinations and Depositions Relating thereunto: and the Resolutions of the House of Commons thereupon With Her Majesty’s Gracious Answer to the Resolutions laid before Her Majesty” dated 1712 and Printed for Samuel Keble. 16pp. · “An Extract from The St James’s Chronicle of Saturday December, 1768”. A single leaf. · “New Books Published and Sold by John Cawthorn” “English Liberty” runs to xviii, plus 391 pages. There is no publication date given however its condition and binding indicate that it was printed soon after the letters were written. Condition Report Externally Spine – fair to good condition – nice patina and red title label with gilt titles and compartment decoration. Worn and marked. Joints – poor to fair condition – front joint cracked and loose, rear joint worn and solid. Corners – fair condition – worn to the board. Boards – fair to good condition – marked, worn, gilt lined and blind to the edges. Page edges – good condition. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – fair to good condition – see joints above. Paste downs – good condition – foxed. End papers – good condition – foxed. Title – good condition – offsetting from the portrait. Pages – good condition – some foxing. Binding – good condition – text block solid. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1769 [undated] Binding: Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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