Hunts. Election.Why is the above like the Blue Committee? D'ye give it up? Because it is a Body without a Head.
Illustrated printed handbill, letterpress with woodcut vignette on russet paper, sheet 185 x 140mm. 7¼ x 5½". Creasing.
Satirical broadside with a visual pun relating to Huntingdonshire politics; a headless body is enclosed in a frame and likened to a local committee. During this time Huntingdon was represented by Sir Frederick Pollock, Bt. (Attorney General and Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer), Jonathan Peel (younger brother of Sir Robert Peel) and Thomas Baring (Banker) all Tory policitians. Coalitions were formed to remove Liberal candidates and the text suggests "Blue Committee" might be a Tory coalition.
[Ref: 18228] £75.00