The Exponent of the Principles of Free Trade, and the Organ of the National Anti-Corn Law League. Vol. I, no. 1 (Sept. 30, 1843) - no. 52 (Sept. 21, 1844). 52 issues. Folio. Printed and published by A.W. Paulton. 1843-44
35 x 24cm. (14 x 9 inches.) 16 pages. Weekly. 3d. One penny stamp. Sl. browned, occasional spotting, issues mostly good & clean. Partially unopened in green cloth boards, blocked in blind, lettered & dec. in gilt; recased retaining orig. spine. WITH: The Meeting of the Council of the Anti-Corn Law League. A fold-out illustration of the meeting with all the members numbered and their names printed to either side. Published by Thomas Agnew, 1850. Bound in orig. brown cloth; spine sl. torn.
¶Sept. 1843 - July 1846. The League was established as a voice of the Anti-Corn Law League and ceased publication in 1846 after the repeal of the 1815 Corn Law. Established in Manchester in Oct. 1838, The League represented the views of the new industrial middle class who sought free trade and lower corn prices in order to reduce the price of bread, reduce wages and increase profit.