Book #68456
The Whole Proceedings on the Trial of an Indictment against Joseph. Trial, Joseph Hanson, Defendant.
The Whole Proceedings on the Trial of an Indictment against Joseph...

The Whole Proceedings on the Trial of an Indictment against Joseph...

"The Weaver's Friend" [Trial]. Hanson, Joseph [1781-1811], Defendant. The Whole Proceedings on the Trial of an Indictment Against Joseph Hanson, Esq.: for a Conspiracy to Aid the Weavers of Manchester in Raising Their Wages: Before Mr. Justice Le Blanc, One of the Judges of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, And a Special Jury, At the Lancaster Spring Assizes, 1809. London: Printed and Published by T. Gillet, C. Chapple and Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1809. xiv, [11], 116 pp. Folding map. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-3/8"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent library cloth, gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning, light foxing in a few places, soiling, minor edgewear and faint library stamp to title page, a few library marks to verso, light soiling to verso of final leaf (p. 116). $450. * Only edition. Hanson was a social reformer who was imprisoned and fined for his efforts to institute a minimum wage and the right to bargain, among other reforms, for the weavers of Manchester. Considered a dangerous man by the authorities, he was charged with sedition. Known as "the weaver's Friend," 39,600 people contributed one penny each to his defence fund. OCLC locates 4 copies in North American law libraries (Harvard, LA County, Library of Congress, Yale). Catalogue of the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature II:19907.

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