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The Black Book: An Exposition of Abuses in Church and State, Courts of Law, Municipal Corporations, and Public Companies; With a Precis of the House of Commons, Past, Present, and to Come

By [John Wade]

1835

Effingham Wilson : London

9" by 5.5"

xxxii, 683pp, [2pp], xii, 132pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

An early edition of this important and interesting work on the abuses of church and state, 'The Black Book'.

An enlarged and corrected new edition of this work published in 1835, being first published in 1820-23. 'The Black Book' was very popular when it was published, and was produced three times within the decade it was published. The work is a thorough account of the abuses of the church and state, exposing to scandals to the public. Written and editied by John Wade. Wade was an esteemed journalist, writing for many periodicals, including 'The Spectator'. His other works include 'The Cabinet Lawyer: a Popular Digest of the Laws of England', and 'British History, Chronologically Arranged'. With a frontispiece and one plate.

CONDITION

In the original cloth binding. Externally, sound. Light rubbing and marking to the boards and to the spine. Bumping has resulted in the head and tail of the spine to be lifting, with the head of the spine lifting lightly to the rear joint. Light rubbing and bumping to the extremities. Front hinge is starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with the odd scattered spot, mostly to the first and last few pages. Prior owner's ink inscription to the title page, noting the name of the editor. Some pages remain uncut to the fore edge.

Overall Condition: Good

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