The Stateman’s Manual; or the Bible the Best Guide to Political Skill and Foresight: A Lay Sermon, Addressed to the Higher Classes of Society.


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Cloth Spine Over Boards. No Jacket. First Thus. First American Edition of the first of two tracts. Original brown cloth spine over green paper covered boards, with printed paper spine label. Ex libris copy of Tualatin Academy and Pacific Univesity, located in Forest Grove, Oregon. An early Northwest library, Tualatin Academy was founded in 1849 and added the appellation Pacific University in 1854. The latters stamp on inside cover, obscured by withdrawn stamp. First published in 1816, just after the end of the Napoleonic Wars, Coleridge addresses many of the social ills which plagued the rapidly industrializing England of the early 19th century: Parlimatary reform, the poor laws, agricultural displacement, unemployment, etc. Though his overly romantic solutions to these problems were met with derision by most observors, his outlining of the problems which existed in English society were taken up and championed by more main stream social critics and politicia ns, eventually culminating in the Reform Bill of 1832. A very good copy.

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Coleridge, S.T.


Chauncey Goodrich

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12mo – over 6¾" – 7¾" tall

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Cloth Spine Over Boards