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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 the verso D.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
- Bound as part of 'Political Tracts Volume 4' a compilation of political pamphlets published circa 1819-1822, number 4 of 10 volumes.
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.'
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.' The verses and format of the pamphlets are similar but there are notable differences in wording, numbering and typeface. Benbow's version adds the words, "The Suppressed Poem" to the titlepage.
See also 'Political Tracts Volume 8,' 1863, 1114.213, for the same pamphlet published by J. Johnston.
For a related publication see, "The Lost Mutton Found." 1865,1111,618, bound in "Political Tracts Volume 3."
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