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HONE,, William (1780--1842)
The Queen's matrimonial ladder, a national toy, with fourteen step scenes; and illustrations in verse, with eighteen other cuts. By the author of "The political house that Jack built." Seventeenth edition.
London:, printed by and for William Hone,, 1820.
[24] p., [1] fold. pl. : [18] wdcut illus. ; 21.1 cm. (8°)

Anonymous. By William Hone. At foot of title-page imprint: 'This Pamphlet and the Toy together, One Shilling.' A satire on the separation of George IV and Queen Caroline, first published in 1820 and running to over forty editions in its first year. The 'Toy' was a separate folding plate showing the 'Ladder'. Includes 'The Joss And His Folly, An Extract of an overland Despatch.', dated July 29, 1820 (pp. [20--22]). With woodcut illustrations designed by George Cruikshank and a final leaf of advertisements.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Without the plate of the 'Ladder'. Bound (2) in a collection of political and satirical tracts.
Copy 2: Without the plate of the 'Ladder' or the final leaf of advertisements. Bound last in a collection of political pamphlets.

Binding Copy 1: C19th calf, gilt-ruled spine, red spine-labels, gilt-lettered 'Political / Pamphlets / 75 / London'.
Copy 2: C19th half calf, gilt double-rule spine, black spine-label lettered 'None Greater Than I &c. &c.', numbered '21' in a series of pamphlet volumes. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 1s. 6d., 28 February 1832. (Archive 7/16/29 book binding, half bound lettd.)

Reference Number 2482

Additional Names Cruikshank, George (1792--1878); Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, Queen, consort of George IV, King of Great Britain (1768--1821); George IV, King of Great Britain (1762-1830) - Satire

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