The Claims of the People of England.
N.B. Those Persons, who have not Leisure (in the present awful and important Crisis of public Affairs) to peruse this little Tract, may view the Substance of it, in an Abstract, at the End of the Book.London: [no publisher,] 1782 Stock Code: 117464
First edition. Granville Sharp (1735-1813) is best known for his work as an abolitionist and reformer. This short treatise proposes political reform, including elections for every session of Parliament, removing limitations on the franchise, ending rotten boroughs, and reducing the power of the crown in Parliament. Sharp's treatise was popular, going through five editions in a year.
Octavo (202 x 123 mm), pp. 16. Rebound in modern boards, printed paper label to front board, edges sprinkled red.
A couple of pages lightly creased and a few blemishes to contents, else a very good copy.
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