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Among the stock which antiquarian bookseller Graham York from Devon is bringing to the PBFA fair in Wilton on March 10 is a 1829 hand-coloured caricature Take Care of Your Pockets: A Hint for the Orthodox at £125.

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Among the stock which antiquarian bookseller Graham York from Devon is bringing to the fair is a1829 hand-coloured caricature Take Care of Your Pockets: A Hint for the Orthodox at £125 (above).

It shows Robert Peel, then home secretary, and the Duke of Wellington as ragged pickpockets with Wellington twitching a handkerchief from the bishop’s coat-tail pocket.

A High Tory (old traditionalist conservatism) press campaign against the Church of England ministry was in progress at the time.

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