[ Joseph Cowan, Anglo-Jewish radical Liberal journalist and MP. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Jos Cowan') to autograph collector F. W. Finch of Birmingham, expressing relief at being freed from the 'restraints & embarrassments' of Parliament..

Joseph Cowan (1829-1900, nicknamed 'the Blaydon Brick'), Anglo-Jewish radical Liberal journalist and Member of Parliament, friend of Mazzini, Herzen, Bakunin. Garibaldi and Kossuth.
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Blaydon on Tyne. 29 March 1887.

1p., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. Addressed to 'Mr. F. W. Finch, | Woodbridge Row | Mosley | Birmingham'. He thanks him for his letter and continues: 'I am sorry that you have not been so successful as you wished in collecting autographs, but I hope you will be more fortunate in future.' He is 'engaged in other and equally useful work outside of Parliament', and is 'glad to be freed from its restraints & embarrassments'.

The Commune. William Morris, Issue. Special Number.

Guy Alfred Aldred (1886-1963) [William Morris]
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[Second Series. Vol. II., No 2. February 1927.] 'Edited and Published by Guy A. Aldred, 13, Burnbank Gdns. Glasgow. W. (Scotland)' ['Printers and Publishers, Bakunin Press'].

8vo: 80 pp, paginated 13-92. Stapled. In original grey printed wraps. Clear and complete. On aged and spotted high-acidity paper, with rusting from staples. In worn and spotted wraps. 2 cm closed tears to back wrap and outer margins of last two leaves. Pencil note on inside of back cover that a copy of the same item sold by Hodgkins for £30 in March 1986. From the collection of the Scottish anarchist author H. T. Derrett, and with his ownership inscription and date on front wrap. Illustrated.

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