[London :] : [Published by J. Wright, No. 169, opposite Old Bond-street, Piccadilly]; [by whom orders for the papers, and all communications of correspondents ... will be received. Sold also by all the booksellers and newsmen in town and country.], 1797 [-1798]
Caption title; imprint from colophon (foot of last p. each issue).-- Above dateline, no.1-34: "(To be continued every Monday during the sitting of Parliament.)"; weekly except also Thursday 30 Nov. (no. 3) and nos. 34 & 35 both issued 2 July.--- In dateline, right: (Price 6D.-- 7 halfpenny tax stamp on most issues.-- No more published.-- - Imprint varies no. 36.
Projected by Geo. Canning, ed. by Wm Gifford, with contributions by them and J.H. Frere, Geo. Ellis, Lord Morpeth, Henry Addington, Geo. Hammond, Edw. Nares, John Macdonald, others (possibly Pitt). Uses satire to support Pitt and the Tory ministry against the Whig radical press.
There are at least 2 different settings of the early issues (1-12 different from KU-S E808), textually similar (not identical) but in very different order. In this set, p.2 c.2 "On the origin and progress of the French Revolution."; p.3 c.2 "Finance."; ... p. 8 c.2 "From the London Gazette." "To our readers." "Course of exchange."
Reproduction of original from Goldsmiths' Library, University of London.
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