BROWN, JohnA MEMOIR OF ROBERT BLINCOE. An Orphan Boy; Sent from the Workhouse of St. Pancras, London at Seven Years of Age, to Endure the Horrors of a Cotton-Mill, etc. Firle, Sussex Caliban Books 1977 Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo vi+100pp+2pp Pub. Cat. REPRINT. First published in one volume in 1832 by J. Doherty, Manchester. Bookplate inside cover. A classic account of the brutality and suffering endured in some of the new cotton factories at the beginning of the 19th-century based on the early life of Robert Blincoe. Brown's account appeared after his death (he committed suicide in 1822) and was published in five parts in 1828. It was subsequently reprinted in one volume by Doherty, a trade union leader, in 1832. Original copies are virtually impossible to find and even this reprint edition is now very scarce.