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[WITHERS (Philip)]. Alfred or a Narrative of the daring and illegal measures to suppress a pamphlet intituled Strictures on the Declaration of Horne Tooke, Esq. respecting "Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales," commonly called Mrs. Fitzherbert; proving, on Principles of Law and Common Sense that a certain illustrious Personage is NOT ELIGIBLE to the important TRUST.1789

London: Printed for the Author, New Edition, enlarged, 3cm. stain on upper blank margin of F4, a note "to the public" on p.48 is signed "Philip Withers. February, 2d, 1789.", 48 pp., modern marbled wrappers, printed paper label on upper cover. Withers had written a pamphlet, signed "Alfred," exposing the secret marriage of the Prince of Wales to Mrs. Maria Ann Fitzherbert, whom he termed a "Catholic Whore." He followed this with an anonymous pamphlet, "Nemesis, or a Letter to Alfred," in which he continued to attack Mrs. Fitzherbert, charging her with intimacies with the Marquis de Bellois while in Paris. For this work Mrs. Fitzherbert bought charges against Withers for libel, and he was convicted and sentenced to serve twelve months in Newgate Prison.

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