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Political Pamphlet satirising George IV, his court and referencing the Queen Caroline affair entitled: 'A Peep into W---r Castle after the Lost Mutton. A Poem.'
Lettered below the title with a four line, satirical verse and the publisher's line at the bottom of the page:
"London: Printed for J. Johnston, 98, Cheapside, Price One Shilling, 1820.
On verso: C.F. Seyfang, Printer, 57 Fleet Market.
The pamphlet is written as a verse satire, without illustrations, comprised of 32 pages, with numbered pages 6-34.
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Height: 220 millimetres (approx. page height)
Width: 135 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. Volume 9 consists mainly of duplicates and various editions of pamphlets bound in Vols 1-8.
For another version of 'A peep into W--r Castle after the lost mutton.' see 1865,1111,493 published in 1820 by William Benbow and bound in 'Political Tracts Volume 2.'
Benbow's version adds the words, "The Suppressed Poem" to the titlepage.
For the same pamphlet see: 'Political Tracts Volume 4.' 1865,1111, 651.
For a related publication see, 'The lost mutton found.' 1865,1111,618, bound in 'Political Tracts Volume 3.'
- Not on display
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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.
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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