Title: Page 1 of Hints to all ranks of people, on the occasion of the present scarcity.

Bibliographic Citation: Hints to all ranks of people, on the occasion of the present scarcity. [London] : Sold by J. Marshall, (printer to the Cheap Repository for moral and religious tracts) …, and R. White … London; by S. Hazard, at Bath …, [1795]
BV4510 A2 C54 no.^11 Rare Books/Special Collections – McLennan Bldg, 4th floor

Notes: As the primary author of most of these Moral and Religious tracts, Hannah More believed in the betterment of English society through the dissemination of religious reading among the lower classes. Chapbooks were particularly popular among the less literate classes, who enjoyed the affordable and abridged versions of their favorite tales and stories. More and her contemporaries competed with the popularity of more popular print material by offering abridged versions of sacred texts. The titles of these pamphlets evoke the moral principles of Christian solidarity and liberation through hard work. The cheapness of their manufacture ensured their ability to reach large numbers of readers.

Language: English

Subject: Sunday school literature — Great Britain.
Chapbooks — Specimens.
Chapbooks — England — London — 18th century.

Publisher: Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University

is Part Of Exhibition: People in the World of Print

Exhibition Theme: Working Class Reading

Call Number: PN970 C52 no.32b Rare Books/Special Collections – McLennan Bldg, 4th floor

Image Identifier: cheap_repository_hints_1796_chapbook-cover