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BOWYER, R (pub).
Impartial Historical Narrative of those Momentous Events which have taken place in this Country during the Period from the Year 1816 to 1823 [The trial of Queen Caroline]

London: Thomas Bensley for Robert Bowyer, 1823.
Abbey Scenery 259; Tooley 99.
London: Thomas Bensley for Robert Bowyer, 1823.

Large folio. Contemporary half cloth, with title-label on front cover. With 8 full-page engraved aquatints, of which 3 are richly coloured, and incl. a line-proof key-plate by Murray and Dubourg after Stothard and Stephanoff. 56 pp. Beautifully illustrated account of the trial of Queen Caroline in the House of Lords and the subsequent coronation of George IV. The uncoloured aquatints respectively show a tribute to the late King George III, a view of the interior of the House of Lords during the investigation, the facsimile signatures of the Royal Family and the Peers who voted against the Queen, and a key-plate with directions for placing the plates and explanations to the coronation plate and the plates of the House of Lords. Includes a view of the Villa d'Este on the Lake of Como, where Queen Caroline was to spend the rest of her life. The beautifully coloured aquatints show impressive views of the Address of the Watermen at the Brandenburgh House, the Queen leaving the House of Lords, and the Splendid Coronation of George the Fourth. Colour plates in order: 1. Arrival at Brandenburgh House of the Watermen &c, with an address to The Queen on the 3rd October 1820. 2. The Queen returning from The House of Lords. 3.The Coronation of His Majesty, George The Fourth: taken at the time of the Recognition. July 19, 1821.