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EATON, Daniel Isaac (d. 1814)
Address of D.I. Eaton, now under sentence of eighteen months imprisonment in Newgate, and to stand in the pillory one hour before the said prison, for publishing the third and last part of Paine's Age of reason. ...
[London]: printed by D.I. Eaton, [1812?].
2 p. ; 20.6 cm. (8º)

Drop-head title. Eaton, a radical London bookseller and publisher, was indicted for seditious libel in December 1793 for the publication of Paine's Rights of man; acquitted at that time, he was subsequently tried on other charges and imprisoned on several occasions. The tract can be dated after 26th May 1812 when he was tried before Lord Ellenborough for publishing part three of Paine's Age of reason in 1811. Eaton was found guilty of a blasphemous libel and sentenced to be pilloried and to spend 18 months in prison, during which time he published the second edition of Houston's translation of Holbach's Ecce homo, 1813 (q.v.). Shelley published his Letter to Lord Ellenborough of 1812 in Eaton's defence. See Michael Davis, 'Daniel Isaac Eaton and the Pillory in Regency England', in Louis A. Knafla (ed.), Crime, punishment and reform in Europe (Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2003), pp. 89--106.

Copy Notes Bound (6) in a collection of tracts on religious subject, appended at the end of the translation of Holbach's Ecce homo, 1813 (q.v.).

Binding Later C19th half calf, blind double-ruled borders, brown morocco-grained binder's cloth boards, blind-ruled and gilt-dotted spine, black spine-label, gilt-lettered 'Pamphlets Theology. 1656. 1792.'. Numbered '78' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 5519


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