Item 7 - Chapbooks, prints, and other papers relating to Lord George Gordon

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Crewe MS/7


Chapbooks, prints, and other papers relating to Lord George Gordon


  • 1780-93 (Creation)

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1 volume (39 x 29 cm), containing 78 leaves. Folios 5-44 and 67-77 have printed sheets mounted on them, the sheets being inserted into spaces cut out of the leaves. Folio 2, 4, 45-66, and 78 have printed sheets, prints, and other papers and documents pasted to them. Half-bound.

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Binder’s stamp of J. Leighton, Brewer St. The armorial bookplate of Robert, Earl of Crewe, is pasted inside the volume, and his heraldic ‘garb’ is stamped on the front.

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On the spine are stamped ‘Trial of Lord George Gordon’ and (at the foot) ‘London 1781’.

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  • English

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Foliated 1–78. The documents on ff. 59–63 have been damaged by damp and are rather fragile.

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