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Pamphlet entitled "Memoir of Baron Pergami, Chamberlain, Knight of Malta, Knight of the Holy Sepulchre &c."
Lettered below the title: "Written by himself. To which is prefixed a facsimilie of Pergami's handwriting, London; Printed by and For Cowie, 58 Show Lane, Holborn and Sold by All Booksellers and Newsmen (Price Sixpence.)"
3rd October 1820
Letterpress pamphlet with folded sheet (lithograph?)
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- 1820 (Circa 1820-1821)
Height: 224 millimetres (Approximate height of folded facsimilie)
Height: 186 millimetres (Approximate height of pamphlet (Note variation in page sizes.))
Width: 160 millimetres (Approximate width of folded facsimilie)
Width: 120 millimetres (Approximate width of pamphlet (note variation in page sizes))
- Curator's comments
- Bound as part of 'Political Tracts Volume 5. 'Number 5 of 10 volumes of political pamphlets, published circa 1819-1822.
The facsimile of Pergami's letter (written in Italian) gives a sample of his signature and handwriting. The memoir, in English, gives Pergami's account of Queen Caroline's trial.
Pergami had been Queen Caroline's chamberlain, alleged to have been her lover, he played a prominent role in her divorce "trial" of 1820. Originally named and often referred to as Bartolommeo Bergami, he had been given the more aristocratic name and title by Caroline.
Pergami (Bergami) was subject of a number of loyalist prints intended to undermine the Caroline of Brunswick's reputation. See 'The new pilgrim's progress' BM Satires 13918-13932, 1865,1111, 961-975, and 'The white cat' 1865,1111,983-990 (Bergami is depicted in BM Satires 14141) both in 'Political Tracts Volume 6.'
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