Plain Answers to plain Questions, in a Dialogue between John Bull and Bonaparte, Met Half-Seas over between Dover and Calais.John Bull. How do you do? / Bonaparte. Pretty well; but hope to be better when I am in London. / John Bull. When do you expect to get there? / Bonaparte. About the end of September; or October at latest. [...]
Letterpress, sheet 520 x 440mm (20½ x 17¼"). Folds and creases; large area missing lower right.
Large broadside published at the time when fears of an invasion of the British Isles by Napoleon were at their height, in the form of a dialogue between Napoleon and John Bull (representing Britain), in which Bull questions Napoleon about his reasons for various conflicts, freedom of the press, religion, and invading Britain. Published by John Hatchard (1768-1849), who founded the Piccadilly bookseller still thriving over two hundred years on.
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