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Book Description
Highly desirable and handsomely bound subscribers list. The first signatories include Her Majesty The Queen Dowager; Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Kent; Her Serene Highness The Princess Hohenlohe; His Serene Highness The Reigning Duke of Saxe Coburg although these names have all been transcribed in a clerks hand however later subsequent subscribers including Bishop of Ripon, Earl of Beverley etc. have signed for themselves. Three versions of the print where available: Prints at 15/- Proofs at £1. 11s 6d and Proofs before Letters £2 12s 6d. Royalty naturally took pulls of the highest values with bishops allowing themselves proofs and the hoi polloi the ordinary impressions at 15/-. They were published on the 11th February 1840 and engraved by Benjamin Phelps Gibbon (1802–1851) whose prints were ‘distinguished by a delicacy of touch and an economy of line’.
Author [VICTORIA].
Date [1839]
Binding handsomely bound in contemporary green morocco, tooled in gilt, upper covers lettered in gilt with the Royal Coat of Arms at head, light rubbing to extremities.
Publisher London, Welch & Gwynne, Printsellers to the Royal Family, 24 St. James’ St.
Condition Small 4to; pp. 10, [16] blank; list of 77 subscribers in manuscript some minor dust-soiling in places, but generally clean throughout;

Price: £550.00

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