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SHOBERL, Frederic (1775--1853)
[A historical account ... of the house of Saxony. Advertisement]
In the month of May will be published, elegantly printed in crown 8vo. A historical account, interspersed with biographical anecdotes, of the illustrious house of Saxony; exhibiting the descent of the present royal and ducal branches, and of his serene highness Leopold George Christian Frederic, Duke Of Saxony, Prince of Saxe Coburg Saalfeld. Embellished with portraits. Printed for R. Ackermann, 101, Strand; and may be had of all booksellers in the United Kingdom.
[London]: printed by W. Clowes, Northumberland-court, Strand, [1816].
[2] p. ; 22.2 cm. (8°)

Drop-head title. Full-page advertisement. On the verso: 'Proposals for Publishing A Whole-Length Portrait Of His Serene Highness Leopold George Christian Frederic, Duke of Saxony, Prince of Saxe Coburg Saalfeld.' The print (14" x 10") after a drawing by A.E. Chalon, R.A., which was 'now engraving by Mr. Henry Meyer, and will be ready in ... June', was to be published by the Duke's compatriot, Rudolph Ackermann. According to these proposals, Ackermann had been given 'gracious permission to introduce' the artist to his sitter, presumably sometime after the public announcement of the engagement, but before the actual marriage, of the Duke to Princess Charlotte on 2 May 1816. The price to subscribers was one guinea, or two guineas for 'proofs'. Ackermann's footnote stating that 'The original Drawing is exhibited at Somerset-House' seems to have been premature since Chalon's portrait of the Duke was not in fact hung at the Academy.

Copy Notes Bound in a copy of the May 1816 issue of The New Monthly Review (q.v.).

Binding Bound in a numbered series of late 19th century half calf pamphlet volumes. (Archive, Trustees' Minutes 18 June 1866). With binder's stamp 'Bound By Mansell' on front pastedown.

Reference Number 2773


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