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[BKARTS] King George III



Sent to Exlibris by Donald Kerr, and a bit late for the 4th of July...

'No man binds Books as well as George the Third,
By thirst of leather glory spurr'd,
At bookbinders he oft is seen to laugh,
And wondrous is the King in sheep or calf.'
    Brother Peter to Brother Tom by Peter Pindar.

Dr John Wolcot (aka Peter Pindar) used his contacts at the court of GIII
to produce his many satirical squibs. Sometimes facts were embellished;
others were just mere fancy. Was he right about George III as a binder?
The King is well known as a book collector. Is there any evidence out
there (at the BL?) that he bound books?


Sincerely,
Donald Kerr
Printed Collections Librarian,
Special Collections,
Auckland Central City Library,
P.O.Box 4138,
Auckland,
New Zealand
Ph: 09-307-7758; fax: 09-307-7741
email: donald.kerr@aucklandcity.govt.nz
www.akcity.govt.nz/library


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