Biographical, Literary, and Political Anecdotes, of Several Eminent Persons of the Present Age. Never Before Printed. (Three Volumes, Complete)

By: Almon, John

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Quarter bound in tan calf over original boards, spines in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering on black label in one compartment, gilt volume numbers and dates in two compartments, gilt borders on edges. John Almon (1737-1805) was an English journalist and writer on political subjects, notable for his efforts to secure the right to publish reports on the debates in Parliament. He was born in Liverpool and came to London, where in 1761 he was a reporter for the Gazetteer, and published A Review of Mr. Pitt's Administration, which was popular with the opposition. In 1770 he reprinted a letter of "Junius", for which he was put on trial and by a jury found guilty, resulting in his imprisonment for 14 months, and forced him to live the rest of his life on bail. During the American Revolution, he published a monthly series of papers entitled The Remembrancer on events in America. In 1784 he established a newspaper, the General Advertiser, but it was unsuccessful. He published Biographical, Literary, and Political Anecdotes in 1797, and his Correspondence with friend John Wilkes appeared posthumously. . Rebacked (20th Century) in tan calf over original boards, author's name written in 18th century hand on each title page, otherwise unmarked, tight, square and clean; hinges strong, paper supple. A very handsome set. VERY GOOD. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall

Title: Biographical, Literary, and Political Anecdotes, of Several Eminent Persons of the Present Age. Never Before Printed. (Three Volumes, Complete)

Author Name: Almon, John

Categories: History, Biography & Memoir, Biography,

Edition: First Printing

Publisher: London, T. N. Longman and L. B. Seeley: 1797

Binding: Leather

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 22616

Keywords: Biography; English society Politics Rare Books