[drop head title:] The Craftsman against Pensions.

[Amhurst (Nicholas)]

[drop head title:] The Craftsman against Pensions.

Description: broadside, folio (485 x 150 mm), printed on recto only, text in 3 columns, engraved vignette at the top of the middle column, a few creases, several times folded, with minor loss to 1 line of text in the central column (sense recoverable) and to the centre of the engraving, a few spots, minor fraying and dustiness at edges, good

Publication Details: Printed by R. Francklin, 1729

Notes: An issue of 'The Craftsman' which had originally been published on the 7th December 1728 and is here published as a broadside. In essence, this is an attack on the notion that 'there is no such thing as Society', given the wholly selfish pursuit of Government pensions and positions. The author brings forward the example of the Huguenots, who had settled in England, and by dint of industry had greatly increased the nation's Riches: some who came were too old to work, and King William established a Pension of £15,000 for their maintenance, but even that was now being grubbed up by greedy politi...more

Bibliography: (ESTC T225964; NCBEL II 1326)

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Price: £750

Subject: History

Published Date: 1729

Stock Number: 61046

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