“It’s Good that Mends;” or, our Modern Instructors Corrected by Themselves.

  • (Spain)
  • Peebles: Printed for Alex. Elder 1834


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12mo, pp. 13, [1]. Pages stitched and the pamphlet sometime glued into blue paper wrappers. The imprint almost entirely crossed through in ink. A few pencil notes to verso of final leaf of text.


A rare little pamphlet, taking aim at unjust criticism of foreigners - particularly the Spanish - by 'a very influential class in Society, - viz. our Public Instructors'. 'But thanks to the growing liberality of the age; thanks to the Peninsular War, and thanks to our Taxes, which have compelled so many of us to fly to foreign lands... These and similar causes have forced many to visit foreign countries, and even to visit Spain. Then it was that generous Britons saw how they and their countrymen had been deluded' (p. 4).
We have been able to trace only one other copy, at Aberdeen; there are no listings in COPAC or Worldcat.

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