Life, Poetry, and Letters of Ebenezer Elliott, the Corn-Law Rhymer. With an Abstract of His Politics


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Elliott (1781-1849) led the fight to repeal Britain's Corn Laws, which imposed restrictions and tariffs on imported grain. The laws were designed to keep grain prices high to favour domestic producers but raised the price of food enough to cause hardships among Britain's poor. Watkins dedicates his book to Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel, a Conservative who achieved repeal of the Corn Laws with the support of the Whigs in Parliament.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: John Mortimer
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1850
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    x, 273 p. 21 cm. Facsimile note from Robert Peel to John Watkins as frontispiece. Grey cloth hardcover with blank impressing. Spine ends torn, corners bumped, some tiny dents in edges, small black mark on rear. Bookplate on front pastedown. Label residue and ink notation on rear pastedown. A little foxing. Tear in p. 19 margin.

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