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Political pamphlet of 32 pages on the Queen Caroline affair entitled:
"A New Favourite Royal Alphabet for The 17th August Dedicated to The Peers of Great Britain consisting of various characters by Peter Pangloss LL.D and A.S.S.
It contains among other Articles, The Benjamin, The Cook and the Dandy, The Fife, The Green Bag, and Horace the Champion,-The Jewess, The K- and the Leech; The Priest, The Quack and the Rider; the Steward, The Umpire, The Zer &c. &c.&C."
Lettered below the title with a quote attributed to Cervantes and the publisher's line.
London: Published by Thomas Dolby, 299 Strand, and 34 Wardour Street, Soho. Price One Shilling, 1820."
"Printed by W. Molineux, Breams Buildings, Chancery Lane."
The Advertisement states that the author of the pamphlet intended that it be illustrated but:
"his Bookseller into whose hands it was put on Saturday 12th. inst. informs him that there is not time even for alteration or correction, consistent with the intended object of publishing on 17th August." The "Bill of Pains and Penalties" to strip Queen Caroline of her title and end her marriage by act of parliament went before the House of Lords on this date.
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Height: 213 millimetres
Width: 135 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- As the pamphlet is not illustrated, it is not listed in M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', X, 1952.
Bound as part of "Political Tracts Volume 2," number 2 of 10 volumes of “Political Tracts” A compilation of satirical and political pamphlets published circa 1819-1822. The contents of this volume mainly concern the Queen Caroline affair and satirise the Prince Regent, subsequently George IV, his court and ministers.
- Not on display
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- Associated Event: Bill of Pains and Penalties 1820
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