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Second edition of a political pamphlet on the Queen Caroline affair. The pamphlet is comprised of 32 pages (numbered 6-32), without illustrations entitled: 'Fair play or who are the adulterers, slanderers and demoralizers?' Lettered beneath the title: 'Being an answer to the editor of 'The news' on his enquiry: "How many of the Queen's Judges have been convicted of adultery?" With curious additions, and an address to the female inhabitants of such parishes, and friends of those published bodies who have not yet addressed her majesty the Queen."
"By Shandy Sinecure Esq F.R.S.
With a quotation of 10 lines from Hudibras the Younger- 'Sultan Sham and his seven wives.'
With the publisher's details at the foot of the page: "London: Printed and Published by W. Benbow, 269 Strand: And Sold by All other Booksellers. 1820.
Height: 215 millimetres (approx. page height)
Width: 126 millimetres (approx. page width)
- Curator's comments
- As the pamphlet is not illustrated, it is not included in M. Dorothy George's ‘Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum.’
Bound as part of 'Political Tracts Volume 9.' Number 9 of 10 volumes of political pamphlets, published circa 1819- 1822.
The pamphlet makes extensive critical comment on members of the government and aristocracy.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Sultan Sham and his seven wives (Referenced in the preface. See also 1865,1111.519)
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- Acquisition notes
- The collection of satirical pamphlets illustrated by "the Cruikshanks" (ie: George and Isaac Robert) acquired from Harvey, 1863,1114. 90-217, have been bound in 'Political Tracts' Volumes 8 to 9.
They are bound in a different order to that in which they are listed in the Prints and Drawings Department's collection register. Pamphlets which are not illustrated and/ or not attributed to George or Isaac Robert Cruikshank also form part this collection.
The 10 volumes of 'Political Tracts' appear to have been created some years after these pamphlets were purchased. Volumes 1-7 are comprised of pamphlets from the Maskelyne collection acquired by the Museum in 1865. The binding of these pamphlets into volumes of 'Political Tracts.' may have been related to G.W. Reid's 'Catalogue of Cruikshank's Work.' 1871. There is an additional 10th volume containing pamphlets with unknown acquisition sources.
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