1st ed. 59, p. With a final advert page. Original half-calf over marbled boards. Bound without the half-title. Chipped at head and heel of spine but title in gilt remains intact. Front board holding on cords. Still an amusing read. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Pearson's political dictionary; containing ...
Editorial: London: printed for J. S. Jordan
Año de publicación: 1792
Descripción London: printed for J. S. Jordan, 1792. 1st ed. 59, p. With a final advert page. Original half-calf over marbled boards. Bound without the half-title. Chipped at head and heel of spine but title in gilt remains intact. Front board holding on cords. Still an amusing read. Nº de ref. de la librería wb14538
Descripción London: J.S. Jordan, 1792. 8vo., 59 + (1)pp., wanting the half-title, some minor foxing, final advertisement page soiled, Wigan Free Public Library bookplate> on front pastedown, well bound in early 20th century cloth, sometime rebacked, spine gilt lettered, uncut. A very good copy. First edition: uncommon. A marvellous collection of Parliamentary anecdotes by a long-standing and astute House of Commons servant. It is a short encyclopaedia of wry, amusing and perceptive observations on House of Commons traditions and proceedings and on the eccentric by-ways and arcane bits and pieces of Commons' life. Thus, for example: 'ALICE'S - A coffee-house, frequented by the Members for soups,> which Bellamy can't make, and other refreshments,> while Burke is speaking . CUPBOARD. - A snug place for keeping a sup> and a bit> in, on long debates. - My late partner, Barwell,> often got at my bottle. I never meddled with his tobacco. GUINEA TRADE. - W. Wilberforce> may talk against it as much as he pleases; but, for my part, it is the best trade going. I have been in it a great many years, and will never agree either to an immediate> or a gradual> abolition of it. Not that I have had my losses in the Guinea Trade as well as others. . SANDWICHES. - Two small slices of bread and butter, almost transparent, with a thin piece of stale ham, or beef, between them, and used to keep the people in the gallery from famishing, from eleven o'clock, till six the next morning. - N.B. Bellamy charges a shilling for them, and they don't stand him in above two pence. . DRYBUTTER. - The name of a woman attending the Lobby with oranges, who knows more of the Members private> affairs than all the old bawds in Christendom put together'. Nº de ref. de la librería 26409