Smithfield (England): J. Evans & Son, . Broadside. Broadside (15 x 10 in, 38.1 x 25.4 cm). "Sold by J. Evans & Son, (Printers to the Cheap Repository for Moral and Religious Tracts) Long Lane, Smithfield; sold also by J. Hatchard, Picadilly, London; by Binns, Bath; Bulgin, Bristol; and by all Booksellers and Hawkers in Town and Country.--Price One Halfpenny, or Three Shillings per Hundred."
English social reformer Hannah More (1745-1833) authored this tract and over half of the Cheap Repository Tracts series, widely-read moral, religious, and political chapbooks with appealing woodcut illustrations 1795-1818. Cheaply produced with her three sisters' assistance and given to hawkers for free, two million extremely inexpensive copies a year were sold for charitable distribution, which led to the Religious Tract Society. The sisters had already begun to set up Sunday Schools to fight illiteracy and poverty; Hannah More also campaigned against slavery.
OCEL 214. Lowndes 1604. Feminist Companion 760. The British Library - Hannah More's Cheap Repository Tracts. Woodcut vignette title and a decorative border. Slightly wrinkled with a touch of soiling, a crease affects a line of text's legibility in one of two columns. An attractive and well-preserved tract authored by social reformer Hannah More. Very good+. Item #1111