Two issues, 8vo, pp. 8; 8; lightly fox, else good copies, disbound, sewing split, pages loose in first issue, just holding in second.
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The Philanthropist. [Two issues, Monday 12 October 1795 (No. 29) and Monday 25 January 1796 (No. 43).]
Two issues of Daniel Isaac Eaton’s weekly journal, which ran for a period of several months over two years. No. 43, which contains an index as pp. 7-8, was the last issue, and consists entirely of verse praising the French Revolution and apparently mocking with irony the British constitution.
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