LIVERPOOL. A Collection of 11 Liverpool Tracts belonging to Sir John Gladstone. Liverpool. 1804-28
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¶1. ROSCOE, William. Catalogue of a Series of Pictures, illustrating the rise and early progress of the art of painting, in Italy, Germany, &c. Liverpool: printed by James and Jonathan Smith. 1819. Plates. (iv), 20, (iv). Not in BL; V&A & Liverpool only on Copac. 2. LIVERPOOL ROYAL INSTITUTION. Resolutions, reports and Bye-Laws of the Liverpool Royal Institution. March, 1814-March, 1822. Liverpool: printed by G.F. Harris's widow & brothers. 1822. Not in BL. Liverpool (2 copies) & Society of Antiquaries only on Copac. 3. LIVERPOOL ROYAL INSTITUTION. Catalogue of the Paintings, the works of the old masters of various schools, and of deceased British artists ... arranged under the superintendance of the Committee of the Liverpool Royal Institution, and which are now exhibiting at their gallery, in Colquitt-Street ... Liverpool: printed by G.F. Harris's widow & brothers. 1823. Manuscript on verso of final leaf listing members of the institution and a number, possibly a donation, beside each name. The manuscript ends: '4 short'. viii, (ii), 41pp. 4. TRAILL, Thomas Stewart. Address Delivered in February, MDCCCXXVIII, at the general meeting of the members of the Liverpool Royal Institution. Liverpool: Harris & Co. 1828. 35pp. Not in BL; NLS only on Copac; Liverpool records 2 copies of an 1829 edition. 5. SANDARS, Joseph. A Letter on the Subject of the Projected Rail Road, between Liverpool and Manchester, pointing out the necessity for its adoption and the manifest advantages it offers to the public... 2nd edn. Liverpool: printed by W. Wales & Co. . 32pp. Bound in with a folded 4pp prospectus of the Liverpool and Manchester Rail Road Company. 4 small puncture holes affecting 6 words but not affecting sense. 6. LIVERPOOL MECHANICS' SCHOOL OF ARTS. Report and Proceedings of the Liverpool Mechanics' School of Arts, at the half yearly meeting of the members ... Liverpool: printed by E. Smith & Co. 1828. 24pp. Not in BL. Liverpool only on Copac. 7. LIVERPOOL POOR RATE. An address to All Who Are Assessed to the Poor's Rate, for the parish of Liverpool; by the churchwardens & parish committee; explaining the reasons which have induced them to recommend, that application should be made to Parliament, for an Act for the better management of the poor. Liverpool: printed by G.F. Harris's widow and brothers. 1814. 40pp. Liverpool, BL & Manchester only on Copac. 8. KIRKDALE HOUSE OF CORRECTION. General Rules, Orders, & Regulations, for the government of houses of correction, and rules and bye-laws for the regulation of the house of correction at Kirkdale, in the county of Lancaster, called the Kirkdale House of Correction ... &c. Liverpool: printed by G. Cruickshank. 1820. 44pp. Not in BL; unrecorded on Copac. 9. Proceedings of the General Court Martial in the Trial of Alexander Grant Carmichael, Captain and Adjutant of the Liverpool Fuzileers, on a charge, exhibited against him by William Earle, Lieut. Col. Commandant of that regiment. Liverpool. printed by W. Jones. 1804. 97pp. BL only on Copac. 10. Mercator's Address to His Townsmen, the parishioners of Liverpool, respecting the notices of several Bills, intended to be submitted to Parliament: namely, the Liverpool Poor Bill, the Liverpool Church Bill, the Liverpool Paving Bill, the Wallasey Sea-Embankment Bill &c. Liverpool: printed by James Smith. 1814. 49, 8pp. BL only on Copac. 11. The Liverpool Squib Book, being a correct and impartial collection of all the addresses, songs, squibs and other papers, issued during the contested election, March, 1820; to which are added, the whole of the speeches of George Canning. Liverpool: W. Bethell. 1820. 64pp. Not in BL; Liverpool & LSE only on Copac. A scarce collection of Liverpool imprints encompassing the social, economic, political and cultural history of the city in the first quarter of the nineteenth century. Of the 11 tracts, one is entirely unrecorded, six are not recorded in the British Library and 9 have 3 or fewer copies on Copac. Sir John Gladstone, 1st Baronet, 1764-1851, was a Scottish merchant, M.P. and father to the four-times Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone. He made his fortune in Liverpool as a partner of the grain merchants Corrie, Gladstone & Bradshaw. On his return to Scotland in 1829 Gladstone bought the Fasque Estate in Kincardineshire and was created a baronet by Sir Robert Peel in 1846. A Liberal turned Tory, Gladstone supported George Canning in his campaign to represent Liverpool in the House of Commons. Gladstone represented the constituencies of Lancaster, Woodstock and Berwick between 1818 and 1827.