Hibbert, Christopher King Mob (The Story of Lord George Gordon and the London Riots of 1780)
Cleveland, Ohio World Publishing Company 1958 First Edition Hardcover Good+ in Good dust jacket
249 pp, bibliography, index, 10 black and white glossy illustrations including frontispiece. Spine slightly slanted, a few small spots on front board, DJ has small chips and tears plus one 1" tear, back somewhat soiled. PO's name/yellowing on pastedown & free endpaper. waterstain along edge of frontispiece & title page. Text is clean and unmarked.
"For almost a week in June of 1780 London was in the hands of a reckless, drunken and desperate mob. This is the story of those few days and of the remarkable man by whose name the are remembered. Christopher Hibbert shows us Lord George Gordon, the central figure in this drama, in all his fascinating complexity-ill-advised, ambitious, vain, eccentric, to the verge of madness, but also a sincere humanitarian, with ideas far in advance of his time."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall