The knight-errant, or, The distressed Queen

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Two slip songs printed on one sheet, in two columns, each titled separately. The songs are in celebration of Queen Caroline’s return to England in 1820. The three woodcuts are two crude images of a woman and a small ship.
Printer’s statement from first column. Additional printer’s statement in second column: Pitts, printer and wholesale toy warehouse, 6 Great St. Andrew Street, 7 Dials.

  • Title: The knight-errant, or, The distressed Queen ; Queen Caroline lov’d in our island. / The words by T.L.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed & sold by J. Pitts, 6, Great St. Andrew Street, 7 Dials, [1820]

Catalog Record

File 53 C292 820Kn

Acquired July 2023

A babe’s diverting dream

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In two columns with two woodcuts beneath the title.
A satire on the Milan Commission and the British government’s attempt to compile evidence of Queen Caroline’s misbehaviour and infidelity. Printed together with ‘A New Song’ on the same subject.

  • Title: A babe’s diverting dream.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed by Catnach, 2, Monmouth-Court, [1820]

Catalog Record

File 53 C292 820Ba

Acquired July 2023

Her Most Gracious Majesty Caroline

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“Portrait of Queen Caroline wearing hat; profile, head and shoulders to left; with border of acorns and oak leaves and other tree branch leaves.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Title: Her Most Gracious Majesty Caroline, Queen of England [graphic].
  • Publication: [England] : [publisher not identified], [approximately 1820]

Catalog record

Portraits C292 no. 3++

Acquired July 2023

General Order. Horse-Guards. 14th August, 1821

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  • Title: General OrderHorse-Guards14th August, 1821. : In consequence of the orders for the court going into mourning for Her late Majesty, it is directed that the officers of the Army shall, on the present melancholy occasion, wear a black crape round their left arms with their uniforms.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed by W. Clowes, Northumberland-court, Strand, for HIs Majesty’s Stationery-office, [1821]

Catalog Record

File 53 C292 821G

Acquired July 2023

Gazette Extraordinary! A glorious action!

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A satire, using a naval metaphor, on the trial of Queen Caroline. ‘Dispatches have this day received, announcing a glorious and desperate action, which was fought off St. Stephen’s Bay, in which the vessels engaged were the Carolina, Captain Wood, the other parts of the division were brought into action by Lieutenant Browham and Dingman. The Caslteair, a 74, was commanded by the gallant Loverpool, Elden, and Sid. …’

  • Title: Gazette Extraordinary! A glorious action! Between the Carolina, a true blue frigate; and the Castleair, a first rate man of war.
  • Publication: [England] : [publisher not identified], [1820]

Catalog Record

File 53 C292 820Ga

Acquired July 2023

Address of the Brass Founders and Braziers

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Printed on silk, within decorative borders. Engraved portrait of “Caroline Queen of England” beneath title.
Broadside addressed from the Brass Founders and Braziers in support of Queen Caroline in October 1820, a month before the withdrawal of the Pains and Penalties Bill which aimed to annul Caroline’s marriage to George IV. Beneath the address is a response from Queen Caroline together with an ‘Order of the Procession’ in support of the queen.

  • Title: Address of the Brass Founders and Braziers. To Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Caroline. : … Presented this thirtieth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty …
  • Publication: [London] : Printed and published by J. Cowie, 58 Shoe Lane, Holborn, [1820]

Catalog Record

File 53 C292 820Ad++

Acquired July 2023

 

Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales

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“Portrait of Caroline of Brunswick as Princess of Wales, after Beechey, almost half-length in an oval, head in three-quarter profile to left, wearing a high-necked collar and chains at her neck, her hair tied up in a sash, plumes and a crown below, with a glory surrounding; published for ‘La Belle Assemblée’.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Scriven, Edward, 1775-1841, printmaker.
  • Title: Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales [graphic] / Sr. W. Beechey pinx. ; Scriven sculp.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed as the act directs for John Bell, March 28, 1806, Southampton Street, Strand, exclusively for his publication of La Belle Assemblée, [28 March 1806]

Catalog Record

File 53 C47 806Sc

Acquired July 2023

The marriage ceremony of the Prince and Princess of Wales

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“Interior, the Prince of Wales standing to left wearing chain and badge of the garter, right hand poised to put the ring on the finger of Princess Caroline Amelia, who kneels with hands crossed over her breast to right, a minister blessing them to right, an open book on a cushion in front of him, George III and Queen Charlotte seated in the background to left.”–British Museum online catalogue.

 

  • Title: The marriage ceremony of the Prince and Princess of Wales [graphic] : perform’d by the Archbishop of Canterbury, at the Chapel Royal, April 8th, 1795.
  • Edition: [State 2].
  • Publication: [London] : Publish’d May 16th, 1795, by John Fairburn, No. 146, Minories, London, [16 May 1795]

Catalog Record

795.05.16.01

Acquired November 2022