Letters of Junius 1810 British political tracts George III old leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Letters of Junius, British Politics, George III, Leather Books).
Junius - Stat Nominis Umbra.
Published 1810, London for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe...
380 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis portrait plus nine other stipple engraved portraits throughout (total of 10).
Period leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands and compartment decorations, gilt title lettering on contrasting leather label. Front cover detached, leather dried and scuffed. Front leaves loose.
Book well age worn, text block sound, tight and overall clean, as are the fine engraved plates.
Junius was the pseudonym of a writer who contributed a series of letters to an English newspaper, the Public Advertiser, from 1769 to 1772. The objective of these letters was to inform the public of their historical and constitutional rights as English citizens and to point out how the government had infringed upon these rights. The writer's real identity is still debated.
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Book Measures c. 8 5/8" H x 5 1/2" W.