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Political pamphlet of 52 pages (numbered pages 2-50) on the Queen Caroline affair entitled: 'Anne Boleyn and Caroline of Brunswick Compared; in an Address to the People of England.' Lettered beneath the title:
"By Thomas Harral, Author if 'Henry the Eighth and George the Fourth; or, the case fairly stated."
With a bust length portrait of Caroline of Brunswick dressed in a plumed hat and lace collar. (A costume similar, but not identical, to that worn in Thomas Lawrence's portrait of 1804.)
With the publisher's details at the foot of the page:
"London: Printed for W. Wright, 46, Fleet Street. 1820. [Price One Shilling.]"
The author systematically disputes the comparison made between Caroline of Brunswick and Anne Boleyn, criticising her conduct and moral character.
Lettered at the end of the pamphlet: "London: Shackell and Arrowsmith, Johnson's Court, Fleet-Street."
Letterpress pamphlet with wood-engraved vignette illustration
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Height: 219 millimetres (approx. page height)
Width: 132 millimetres (approx. page width)
- Curator's comments
- Not described in M. Dorothy George 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum' Volume X, 1952.
Bound as part of "Political Tracts Volume 6”. Number 6 of 10 volumes of "Political Tracts" Published circa 1819-1822. The tone of this pamphlet differs from those in the earlier volumes which are sympathetic to Queen Caroline's cause, see Volumes 2 and 3 in particular.
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