The Acts of our Apostles.

  • (Free Church of Scotland)
  • Edinburgh: Sanderson, Printer 1843

£120

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Description

Small broadside (25 x 19.5cm). Woodcut at head. Top and bottom edges partially torn, just affecting the top of the woodcut, some creasing.

Notes

A rare satirical broadside, imitating a biblical text and apparently describing the Disruption of 1843, though after the basic fact of the division in the church the narrative quickly moves away from the historical record: it suggests that the 'chief ruler' of the city engaged the 'standard-bearer' of the people in single combat in order to confiscate and sell their possessions, 'and so the brethren caused the ruler to persecute sorely all the dwellers in the city, for their love of lucre was very great'. COPAC locates just one copy, at the NLS.

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