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ALEXANDER, William. The eight beatitudes st. matthew, Chap V..

London. Published Jan. 1st 1822, by W. Alexander, Engraver and Printer to Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Clarence, [1822].
Oblong Quarto. [6]pp. With 10 engraved plates, including the engraved title-page. Subscriber's copy. Handsomely bound in contemporary red straight-grained morocco, richly tooled in gilt and blind, lettered 'MAJOR GENERAL SIR HERBERT TAYLOR' to upper board, A.E.G. Extremities rubbed. Internally immaculate.
A sumptuous production by William Alexander, engraver and printer to Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Clarence, to whom the work is dedicated, which handsomely presents the eight beatitudes in rich calligraphic type. First printed in 1821, this second edition belonged to Major General Sir Herbert Taylor (1775-1839), courtier and army officer, private secretary to the Duke of York (a fellow subscriber), and latterly the Duke of Wellington, also serving as first and principal aide-de-camp to George III, William IV, and Victoria.
£ 500.00 Antiquates Ref: 16888