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Dukes of Cambridge. An Account of the Succession of the Earls Dukes of Cambridge from the Periods

Dukes of Cambridge. An Account of the Succession of the Earls Dukes of Cambridge from the Periods when those Titles were First Conferred to the Creation of the Present Duke of Cambridge His Royal Highness Adolphus Frederick Seventh Son of His Majesty King George the Third, n.d. [paper watermarked `J. Whatman 1811`], 19th c., manuscript on paper, seventy-five leaves, illustrated with 30 pp. calligraphic text including title all written to rectos only, illustrated with fourteen blazoned arms in colours and liquid gold (plus four others incomplete), ten watercolour medallion portraits, mostly signed G.P. Harding in the margins, one other watercolour vignette, three topographical and eighteen portrait prints, manuscript genealogy to final text leaf verso, presentation inscription on title from Admiral Sir Adolphus Fitzgeorge (second son of the second Duke of Cambridge) to Adolphus, First Marquis of Cambridge, 27 June 1917, with an additional manuscript note loosely inserted, written by the first Marquis of Cambridge and suggesting that the volume was commissioned by Adolphus, First Duke of Cambridge, by his sister, Mary, Duchess of Gloucester around the time of his creation as Duke in 1801, 2 pp., 8vo, contemporary dark green straight-grained morocco, heavily rubbed, joints cracked and small loss to head of spine, folio (48 x 31cm). The signed watercolour miniatures by the English portrait painter and copyist George Perfect Harding (died 1853) each measure approx. 14 x 12 cm within ornamental borders and depict: Edmund Plantagenet, Richard Plantagenet, Adolphus Frederick, Edward, Hamilton, James and William, Sixth to Eleventh Earls of Cambridge respectively. The remaining two miniatures of George Augustus and George William Frederick Charles, Fifth and Seventh Dukes of Cambridge are attributed to Harding. (1)

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