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Book Description

A Fine example of the rare Letterpress Broadside printed in gold on Japanese Vellum 13"X10¼" [330x260mm] by John Whittaker commemorating the famous speech in which the Duke of York, [second son of George lll] voiced his opposition to Catholic emancipation and affirmed his Protestant conviction which was generally understood to reflect the views of George lV. The practice of printing anti-Catholic texts in gold for drawing room walls was well known during the controversy in the 1820s [see Harriet Martineau's contemporary history]Together with... an 1822 stipple engraving of King George IV by Robert Page after an original drawing. the two items
Author Prince Frederick Augustus,Duke of York & Albany (1763-1827)
Publisher LONDON:John Whittaker,Queen Street,Westminster [1825]

Price: £235.00

Offered by John L Capes

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