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Cobbett's England William Cobbett

Cobbett's England - William Cobbett

The Folio Society, 1968, Hardback - in Slip Case.
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good Slipcase. Gently faded at the spine.

First in this edition. From the introduction: “William Cobbett is best remembered as the greatest of English political journalists. He was no political thinker, for his mind was too warped by prejudice and too easily moved by emotion for him to attain any real depth or consistency as a theorist. And although for the last few years of his life he represented Oldham in the reformed House of Commons, he was singularly ineffective as a practising politician. It is as a journalist and traveller that he is familiar to posterity.”

Illustrated by James Gillray (Engravings). Size: 9" x 5¾". Blue & Pink boards with Gilt & Blue titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 276 pages.
Cobbett's England William Cobbett