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A FULL, TRUE AND PARTICULAR ACCOUNT ...
A full, true and particular account of the birth, parentage, and education, life, character, and behaviour, and notorious conduct of Napoleone Buonaparte, the Corsican monster, alias the poisoner, who is shortly expected to arrive in England, where he means to massacre, assassinate, burn, sink, and destroy. With a short description of the various murders, poisonings, and assassinations committed by him and his gang in foreign parts.
[London]: Cox, Son, and Baylis, printers, [1803].
1 half-sheet ; 36.6 cm. (2º)

Drop-head title. Text in two columns. Signed 'Old England For Ever'. Refers to the seizure of Hanover in July 1803 and Bony's 'diabolical Tricks in Ireland', i.e. Napoleon's establishment of the 'Légion Irlandaise' in late August 1803 in anticipation of the proposed invasion of Ireland. Advertised in the fourth issue, 3 September 1803, of the short-lived periodical broadsheet Ring the Alarum Bell! also printed by Cox, Son, and Baylis (q.v.), where the price is given as '1d' or 9d. a Dozen'. Purchasers were encouraged to get further copies printed and circulated 'in every city, town, village, and remotest cottage ...'.

Copy Notes Attached to a blank leaf at the end of a volume of drawings by Cooper and others (SM Vol. 12) as the seventh of eight items of anti-Napoleonic propaganda so placed, with a tipped-on slip indicating their removal from the Dressing Room, Drawer 124 by Joseph Bonomi, third curator of the Museum, dated 27 December 1869.

Binding C18th diced russia, gilt- and blind-panelled boards, gilt- and blind-ruled spine without lettering, green linen ties. 68.5 cm.

Reference Number 5601


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