8vo, pp. 15, ; a good copy, disbound.
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More Reasons for a Reform in Parliament contained in letters to the following persons, viz. To the President of the Society for the Relief and Discharge of Persons imprisoned for Small Debts [etc. etc.] …
First edition thus, printing four anonymous letters previously published in periodicals. Another issue, with ‘J. Ridgway’ in the imprint, adds a final addendum leaf.
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