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A political pamphlet entitled: 'Death of her majesty, Caroline Amelia Elizabeth, Queen of England.'
Lettered on the title-page:
"Death of her Majesty, Caroline Amelia of England, at Brandenburgh House, Hammersmith, Tuesday August 7th, 1821 with full particulars of her Majesty's illness and her last moments. to which are added, the official bulletins, correspondence & c and an engraving by Mr. Geo. Cruikshank of the illustrious deceased lying in her bedroom and also a biographical sketch of her Majesty." With the quotation: "Give not me counsel/ Nor let no comforter delight mine ear/ but such a one whose wrongs do suit mine."
With the publisher's details at the foot of the page:
"London: Printed and published by T. Dolby, 299 Strand and 34 Wardour Street, Soho; and sold by all booksellers, 1821."
The wood engraved frontispiece, bound opposite the title page represents the body of Queen Caroline lying on a bed with curtains on either side.
Lettered at the end of the text: "Printed by Thomas Dolby, 299 Strand and 30 Holywell-street Strand."
Letterpress pamphlet with wood engraved frontispiece illustration
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Height: 210 millimetres (approx. page height)
Width: 129 millimetres (approx. page width)
- Curator's comments
- Bound with 'A full report of evidence given before the coroner's inquest on the body of Richard Honey, who was slain by the military during the progress of her Majesty's Funeral Procession through London, on Tuesday August 14 1821.' 1867, 0309.282. 184.f 17/2.
Although the illustration is attributed to George Cruikshank on the pamphlet's title-page, it is not described in GW Reid's 'Descriptive catalogue of the works of George Cruikshank.' 1871.
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- Associated events
- Associated Event: Funeral of Caroline of Brunswick 1821
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