[Printed item.] An Address to Her Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte, on Her Marriage; shewing the Cause of the Distress of the Country, and pointing out a safe and effectual Remedy.

'An Englishman' [Princess Charlotte of Wales (1796-1817); A. J. Valpy, London printer and editor of 'The Pamphleteer']
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'Original. 1816.' [Extracted from 'The Pamphleteer', vol. 8, no. 16, published by A. J. Valpy, London.]
SKU: 15379

[44]pp., 8vo, paginated 487-530. Rebound in modern red cloth binding, with red leather label on cover, with title 'ADDRESS TO HRH PRINCESS CHARLOTTE' in gilt. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. The author describes himself (p.530) as 'a retired individual, who neither holds nor ever has held any place under government, who neither expects nor wishes for any benefit from the taxes under the present or any future minister, who never was and never will be attached to any political party whatever', and advocates (in block capitals) 'A restoration to the people of England of their legal rights in electing Members of the House of Commons according to the true spirit and meaning of the English constitution.' Largely a discussion of the country's economic ills, as the running titles indicate: 'State of Distress'; 'Funding System'; 'National Debt'; 'Bank of England'; 'Sinking Fund'; 'Circulating Medium'; 'Rise in Corn'; 'Remedy'. The piece was reviewed in the Eclectic Review (London), February 1817. Five copies of this title on WorldCat, and another entry on COPAC.