Thomas Cooper (March 20, 1805 – July 15, 1892) was a poet and one of the leading Chartists. He wrote poetry, notably the 944 stanzas of his prison-rhyme the Purgatory of Suicides (1845), novels and, in later life, religious texts. An autodidact shoemaker, preacher, schoolmaster and journalist before he became a Chartist in 1840, Cooper was a passionate, determined and fiery man.
Illustrations: Maps; collected by Thomas Cooper, Late of Manchester..; With a final errata leaf.; Issued with large, folded map entitled: A map of the Middle States of America, drawn from the latest and best authorities; by Tho[ma]s. Conder.; Signatures: [A]² B-Q⁸.; ESTC,....
Illustrations: Maps; Illustrations: Plates; The 2d ed.; collected by Thomas Cooper.
Edition: 2; 2nd thous.