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BOWYER, Robert (1758--1835)
An impartial historical narrative of those momentous events which have taken place in this country during the period from the year 1816 to 1823. Illustrated with engravings by the first artists.
London: printed by Thomas Bensley; for Robert Bowyer, 1823.
[2], 56 p., [8] pl. (3 hand-coloured) ; 51.8 cm. (2°)

Anonymous. By Robert Bowyer. Mainly concerning the death of Princess Charlotte and the trial of Queen Caroline in 1820, for which Soane designed a temporary conversion of the House of Lords. (See Darley, Soane, p. 287; and drawings, 51/3/55--67, 77/2/34--39, 91/3/4a.)

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting plate III. Soane subscribed for a copy with proof impressions of the plates. Payment to J. Laker as the agent of Robert Bowyer for £6. 16s. 6d. on 19 June 1823. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.5.9, q.v.). The lack of plate III is noted by the Soane Museum curator George H. Birch in pencil inscriptions on the title-plate and on p. 55, the latter dated Jan. 1895. Plate VIII, an 'engraved Key-Plate', is loosely inserted as frontispiece.

Binding Original C19th blue paper boards with engraved light green paper title-label pasted-down on upper cover, inscribed in ink Proof, paper spine-label lettered in ink.

Reference Number 1754


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