8vo, pp. 16; the last few leaves foxed, occasional dusty marks and one or two corners folded, but a very good copy, uncut in recent brown cloth, spine gilt, bound in with numerous blanks.
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A wonderful Sermon, or, truth undisguised. To be preached on the fast-day … With suitable hymns, a proclamation, and petition to His Majesty. [Price six pence].
Second issue, possibly preceded by an undated issue priced three pence, of this pseudonymous, rabidly republican pamphlet in the form of a ‘proclamation’ by the King of Hog Island for a ‘general starvation’. This is followed by a sermon calling for war with France, accompanied by suitably apocalyptic biblical verses. Printed by the radical printer Daniel Isaac Eaton, under his radical imprint, ‘Printer to the Supreme Majesty of the People’.
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Votez toujours. Je ferai le reste [Always vote. I’ll do the rest].
First edition. A striking image of General De Gaulle patting France on the head for obediently voting, a baton cunningly concealed behind him. 1968 was a year when passions were flying high in France. The communist and socialist parties had formed an alliance in February with a view to replacing the De Gaulle administration. The ensuing student occupation protests coupled with wildcat general strikes of over 20% of the French population seriously destablized De Gaulle’s government, and for some time it seemed likely that it would fall. Having fled briefly to Germany, however, De Gaulle called elections for June 1968, and emerged with an increased majority.