Auction Date: 26/11/2014 at 01pm
Political Pamphlet – George IV Diamond Cut Diamond or observations on a pamphlet entitled ‘A review of the conduct of his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales’ comprising a free and impartial view of Mr Jefferys as a tradesman, politician and courtier...by Philo-Veritas (ie Thomas Gilliland). London 1806 first edition, disbound 67pp 8vo. A little dusty to outer pages but legible throughout and appears complete. Part of the debate which raged at the time about the outrageous activities of the future George IV. Jefferys was a jeweller who was almost ruined by unpaid bill run up by the Prince and Mrs Fitzherbert since 1796. Pamphlets flew about discussing the whole business, and this was a reply to one issued by Jefferys.