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RING THE ALARUM BELL
Ring the alarum bell!
[London]: To be had of Hatchard; Ginger; Asperne; and Bagshaw. Cox, Son, and Baylis, printers, [1803].
5 half-sheets ; 44.6 cm. (2º)

Drop-head title. At head of title of first number 'No. I. August 13, 1803. To be continued every Saturday'; at head of imprint 'Price 1d. - 9d. a Dozen, or 6s. per Hundred, for Distribution in the Country, which is particularly recommended.'. A short-lived anti-Napoleonic broadsheet. Britain resumed the war against France in April 1803 following the breakdown of the Treaty of Amiens, Napoleon took Hanover in July 1803. Five issues only were produced for the period August 13--September 10, 1803, at which point the proprietors announced that they would be withdrawing the publication in favour of The Loyalist, a weekly publication in octavo being promoted by the bookseller Hatchard on the same liberal plan.

Copy Notes Attached to a blank leaf at the end of a volume of drawings by Cooper and others (SM Vol. 12) as five 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 5600


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