THE EXTRAORDINARY BLACK BOOK:. John Wade.
THE EXTRAORDINARY BLACK BOOK:

THE EXTRAORDINARY BLACK BOOK:

An exposition of the United Church of England and Ireland; civil list and crown revenue; incomes, privileges, and power, of the aristocracy; Privy Council, diplomatic, and consular establishments; law and judicial administration; representation and prospects of reform under the new ministry; profits, influence, and Monopoly of the Bank of England and East-India Company, with strictures on the renewal of their charters; debt and funding system ... the whole corrected from the latest official returns, and presenting a complete view of the expenditure, patronage, influence and abuses of the government in church, state, law and representations. By the original editor. Pp. [xvi](advertisements)+xx+576, frontispiece, appendix, index; rebound in 20th century navy cloth, spine lettered in gilt; later endpapers, with early advertisement for this book above the bookplate of Wm. P. Hurst (linocut by G D Perrottet) on the upper pastedown, later bookplate on upper free endpaper, a couple of small edge tears, some foxing (mainly to outer leaves, heaviest on frontispiece and title page), occasional slight soiling; Effingham Wilson, London, 1831. *First published in two volumes in 1820 as The Black Book, or Corruption unmasked, the work was reprinted several times under slightly different titles and became known as 'the Bible of the Reformers'. The author/editor was the radical journalist John Wade (1788-1875), who contributed to several periodicals, including The Spectator. This single volume edition appeared shortly before the 1832 Reform Bill. Item #142660

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