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The Plagiary "Warned."

A Vindication of The Drama, The Stage, and Public Morals, from the Plagiarisms and Compilations of the Revd. John Angell James, in a Letter to the Author

by Joseph Parkes

1824 - Birmingham, J. Drake, Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy

8.5" by 5", vii, 113pp

 

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A scarce first edition of Joseph Parkes' The Plagiary "Warned".

Disbound.

Scarce.

First edition.

Joseph Parkes, 1796 1865, was an English political reformer. Parkes was educated at Warwick grammar school, Dr Charles Burney's college in Greenwich and Glasgow University. Moving to London in 1817, Parkes developed an association with the Philosophical Radicals. In 1822 he established a Birmingham solicitor's practice specializing in election law. Parkes was an advocate of legal and parliamentary reform and acted as an intermediary between radicals and whigs during the action for the Reform Act. "Like many of the philosophic radicals with whom he is often associated, Parkes retired to scholarly and literary pursuits. The bulk of his writing, however, remains in the form of anonymous political pamphlets and leaders. He was an assiduous and highly entertaining correspondent, whose frank and fruity letters to leading whigs and radicals have survived in telling quantity Parkes lifelong admirer of the legal and political system of America." (DNB).

John Angell James, 1785 1859, was an English Nonconformist clergyman and writer. After being ordained, his success as a preacher was comparatively small; but he became suddenly popular in about 1814, and began to attract large crowds. At the same time his religious writings acquired a wide circulation. He was one of the founders of the Evangelical Alliance and of the Congregational Union of England and Wales. Municipal interests appealed strongly to him. He was also an ardent slavery abolitionist. James was a prolific author, and his moderate Calvinism found expression not in the systematic exposition of doctrine but in promoting practical spiritual and moral guidance. (DNB).

CONDITION

The binding is generally firm. The first five leaves and rear four leaves are loose. The text block is split into two. The pages have some slight browning and the very occasional faint spot. The loose pages have several small chips and very small closed tears. The first and last pages have some wear, including browning and marks, as to be expected. Overall the condition is fair.

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