Book #71888
Item #71888 The ---- Day of 18 ----. This is to Our Sheriff of Sheriffdoms. Broadside, Temperance, Great Britain.

The ---- Day of 18 ----. This is to Our Sheriff of Sheriffdoms...

Rare "Temperance" Broadside in the Style of a Court Document [Broadside]. [Temperance]. [Great Britain]. The ---- Day of 18 ----. This is to Our Sheriff of Sheriffdoms, Steward of Stewardries, Bailiffs of Regalities, & All Others, The Officers and Executors of the Law, To Interpose Their Power and Authority to Assist Us in the Execution of This Our Decree, It Being Conformable to Law. Lincoln, England: R.E. Leary, Printer and Bookbinder, [c.1840]. 10" x 7-1/2" broadside, woodcut royal arms flanked with the initials of Queen Victoria at head of text. Light toning, faint horizontal fold, a few minor creases. A well-preserved item. $350. * A parody of a temperance poster in the form of a sentencing document issued "at our court, the day and date above mentioned, at the Cockhead, near the Barrel Bung, adjacent to the Gin Cask, Before us-Sir Thirsty Tippler, Sir Mathew Malt, and Sir David Drynall." The text reads (in part): "Whereas it is humbly proved and shown to us by our beloved brother Sir John Barleycorn, Bart., that you ---- have been guilty of the wicked and abominable sin of DRUNKENNESS by frequently swallowing large quantities of Beer, Ale, Porter, and all other Malt Liquors (small Beer excepted), Brandy, Rum, Wiskey, Hollands, Cherry Brandy, Gin, and other combustibles, together with Port, Lisbon, Sherry, Claret, Madeira, and sundry other prohibited goods.... " This appears to be unrecorded broadside. No copies located on OCLC or Library Hub.

Price: $350.00

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