GRANTHAM ELECTIONS Bound Volume with 7 items. 1. A Collection of All the Addresses and Other Papers, which were published during the late contested Election at Grantham: to which is added, a correct List of the Voters, taken from the Poll-Book... Candidates, Sir William Earle Welby, The Hon. Edward Cust, Felix Manners, James Hughes.  2. Storr’s Impartial Narrative of the proceedings of the Contrsted Election for the Borough of Grantham...1820...Chronological List of the Members of Parliament...An Appendix containing all the saddresses, advertisements, songs, parodies...and a correct copy of the Poll Book.  3. Storr’s Authentic Report of the Progress and result of the Petition of John Martindale, Gent...Against the Return of Col. Hughes for Bribery at the Contested Election for Grantham in March 1820. 4. Storr’s Account of the Proceedings of the Contested Election for the Borough of Grantham, in July 1820; with copies of all the addresses and other papers...also several documents relative to the petition against Col. Hughes, whose removal from the House of Commons was the cause of the election... 5. Storr’s Impartial Narrative of the Proceedings at the Contested Election for the Borough of Grantham...  with Supplement containing a list of Freemen. 6. Storr’s Impartial Narrative of the Proceedings at the Contested Election for the Borough of Grantham... . 7. A Collection of all the Addresses, Squibs and Placards published during the Contested Election at Grantham.... Grantham: R. Storr, printer, 1818 - 1831. 7 items bound in one volume. 8vo. pp. 52: 86: 22: 40: xviii, 47, 14: xxxviii, 71: , 58. 20th century half calf, Fine. All of these items are rare in institutions, most only listed at Nottingham or The Senate House Library, the first two at the Bodliean, the last with no locations traced. This period of local elections, just prior to the Great Reform Act of 1832, were corrupt and knockabout affairs, often dominated by a small number of wealthy patrons and typified by scandalous and frequently vicious publications with thinly disguised libellous and insulting remarks on the opposing candidates.
Date 1818 - 1831
Binding 7 volumes bound in one.