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The People’s Rights

Selected from his Lancashire and other Recent Speeches.

Published: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1910

Stock code: 88138

Price: £5,750

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First edition, first general paper wrappers issue, first state, with index, and just a single appendix; and p. 71 – section title for “The People’s Trade” – misnumbered 1. “All issues of The People’s Rights are extremely scarce” (Cohen) despite a print run of 40,000, this largely due to the low quality of the materials, and the cheap and clumsy method of production, and despite the apparent catalogue of faults above, this is in fact an unusually well-preserved copy.

Octavo. Original pictorial “vivid orange yellow” (Cohen) wrappers printed in greyish green and black. Housed in a black cloth solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Wraps a little rubbed and soiled, some chips from the corners, a few minor edge-splits, spine a little sunned and creased, but near complete, no loss of text from the wraps, text-block typically browned, remains a very good copy.

Bibliography: Cohen A31.2.a; Wood A16a

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