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Book Description
When held up to strong light the scene transforms to a view of Queen Victoria wearing the robes of state and seated on her throne with Windsor Castle in the background. Intended by Spooner to be ready as a souvenir that took place on the 28th June 1838 the transformation includes Ophelia’s line ‘The expectancy and rose of the fair State’ from Shakespeare’s Hamlet but with complete disregard the original context!
Author [OPTICAL PRINT - QUEEN VICTORIA].
Date June 1st 1838.
Binding Mounted hand-coloured lithographic transformational print (transforming when held to a strong light), with printed mounted label mounted beneath, as usual; light foxing to print.
Publisher London, William Spooner,

Price: £350.00

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