To the Queen, This Book Representing the Birth and Triumph of CupidIn Her Majesty's Collection, from Papers cut by Lady Dashwood, is with permission most humbly Dedicated by her Majesty's most devoted and very much obliged Servant P.W.Tomkin.
Oblong quarto, original half calf & marbled boards; stipple and line-engraved dedication and 24 plates. Front board loose, ownership mss. on title, short tear in plate 6, some spotting throughout.
'Lady Dashwood' was the pseudonym of Princess Elizabeth (1770-1840), the third daughter of George III and Queen Charlotte. Her 'papercuts' were engraved by engraved by Peltro William Tomkins, the court engraver and former pupil of Bartolozzi, and were published at the King’s expense.
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