Cheap Repository. The Carpenter; Or, the Danger of Evil Company.
Broadsheet with wood engraving. Printed area 390 x 230mm, 15¼ x 9".
One of Hannah More's 'Cheap Repository' tracts, designed to teach the poor her moral beliefs, including sobriety, humility, industry, reverence for the British Constitution, hatred of the French, trust in God and in the kindness of the gentry. Usually three were published every month, and it is estimated that in the late 1790s two million were sold every year, encouraged by the low price. This tract states "Great Allowance will be made to Shopkeepers and Hawkers. Price an Half-penny, or 2s.3d. per 100. 1s.3d. for 50, 9d for 25".
[Ref: 16708] £170.00