COBBETT, WILLIAM A collection of William Cobbett, and related materials.
Includes Cobbett's Two-Penny Trash. London: 1831-32. Two volumes in one; Elements of Reform... London: 1809; Two volumes of Cobbett's pamphlets. New York: 1795-8. Includes A Little Plain English Addressed to the People of the United States... Howes C521, A Bone to Gnaw for the Democrats, The Democratic Judge etc., about nine pamphlets in all; a second copy of A Little Plain English Addressed to the People of the United States... separately bound; The Life of Andrew Jackson. New York: 1835. First American edition. Publisher's cloth; History of the Regency and Reign of King George the Fourth. London: 1830; A History of the Protestant "Reformation" in England and Ireland... London: 1824. With a two-line note by Cobbett laid-in; Cobbett's Manchester Lectures. London: 1832; Cobbett's Tour in Scotland. London: 1833; Advice to Yong Men and Young Women... London: 1829; Cottage Economy. London: 1822. "Stereotype edition."; A Grammar of the English Language... London: 1823; Paper against Gold.. London: n.d. "Ninth Edition"; approximately nine volumes of various incarnations of the Political Register; The Scare-Crow... Philadelphia, 1796; Selections of Cobbett's Political Works... London: n.d. Six volumes; Porcupine's Works... London: v.d. Eleven (of twelve) volumes in period calf, heavily worn; About ten other primary works by Cobbett, and some loose issues of his periodical publications; and approximately 25 works, mostly twentieth-century, on Cobbett. Condition varies throughout, should be seen. Most with the book-labels of William Safire.
A fine, representative study collection of inestimable value for the reader or researcher into the great English journalist, activist and reformer. All of his major areas of endeavor are represented here, with an interesting selection of his American imprints, along with a selection of the secondary literature on Cobbett.
C From the Collection of the late William Safire
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