Kings, the Devil’s Viceroys and Representatives on Earth. Eccentric Radicals, George Merryweather.

Kings, the Devil’s Viceroys and Representatives on Earth.

[Upstate New York]: Published by the Author, 1838. First edition. Large 8vo, original diaper grain blue cloth, brown morocco label, gilt lettering, 456, [1] pages. Label somewhat rubbed; cloth a bit sunned and a trifle rubbed; a very good copy. Item #19143

Copyright notice for the Northern District of the State of New York, under Merryweather’s name. Something of a black book of English royal crimes (the alien House of Brunswick comes in for much ironic comment) and the perfidy of the Conservative governments of Britain, from this emigrant Englishman resident in America. Merryweather would appear to be at least a fellow-traveler with the Chartists, with substantial material here on mechanization and the plight of operatives, as well as taxation and debt; Merryweather gets an extensive and favorable notice of his book in the February 9, 1839 number of the Leeds Chartist newspaper, the Northern Star. Sabin 48030.

Price: $250.00