Green calf spine and corners with gilt raised banding and title on the spine.Blue marbled boards.
F.B.A. provides an in-depth photographic presentation of this item to stimulate your feeling and touch. More traditional book descriptions are immediately available.
A well kept volume: of a complex account of travels throughout the counties mentioned.
Review: Excellent descriptions of England as it once was. The people and places come alive,so humourous too. Like characters in a Jane Austin novel!!
William Cobbett (9 March 1763 – 18 June 1835) was an English pamphleteer, journalist, politician, and farmer born in Farnham, Surrey. He was one of an agrarian faction seeking to reform Parliament, abolish “rotten boroughs”, restrain foreign activity, and raise wages, with the goal of easing poverty among farm laborers and small land holders. Cobbett backed lower taxes, saving, reversing commons enclosures and returning to the gold standard. He opposed borough-mongers, sinecurists, bureaucratic “tax-eaters” and stockbrokers. His radicalism furthered the Reform Act 1832 and gained him one of two newly created seats in Parliament for the borough of Oldham. His polemics range from political reform to religion, including Catholic emancipation. His best known book is Rural Rides (1830, in print). He argued against Malthusianism, saying economic betterment could support global population growth.
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