The Duke of York. A Letter to His Royal Highness, or, A Delicate Inquiry into the Doubt Whether he be More Favoured by Mars or Venus, with Hints About Dunkirk--Holland--The Army--The Case and Treatment of the Hon. A. C. Johnstone--Remarks on General Fitzpatrick's Consistency, by an Englishman.

London: Published by James Piper, 1807. First edition. 8vo, removed, 34 pages. A little dust soiled and worn; a very good copy. Item #12556

A satirical and incisive attack on the conjugal mores of Frederick, the Duke of York. The delicate inquiry alludes to the contemporary investigations into what might with some justice be called complications regarding whether the Prince of Wales had a previously unknown son; his brother (the subject of this pamphlet) was in the midst of his own slide into scandal, eventually facing rustication in 1809 after allegations that his mistress Mary Anne Clarke had been selling army commissions.

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