Royal Proclamation. Hannah Regina ... n.p. 1847
Folio broadside; creased & some splitting, a few stains, some reinforcement to verso.
¶A punning satire on the running of the Royal borough of ‘Little Peddlington’ endorsed in ink: ‘Mr Brotherton’s Squib on the Roberts family’ with address in another hand 131 132 Old Street. Four characters referred to are identified in ink in the left margin; the Mayor known as ‘Corporal Bounce’ is Samuel Dutton; Josephus Element is Joe Eyre, cabinet maker; Georgius Chisel of the Masonic Order is Geo. Mason tobacconist; and Edvardus Portly is Edward Muggleston wine and spirit merchant. The satire is possibly on Chesterfield. ‘Little Peddlington’ is the novel by John Poole, 1839, where the inhabitants are full of cant, quackery & humbug. Samuel Dutton was mayor of Chesterfield on a number of occasions between 1818 & 1845.