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An early 19th century framed armorial bookplate
An early 19th century framed armorial bookplate

An early 19th century framed armorial bookplate



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An early 19th century armorial bookplate for Augustus Miles.

Believed to be William Augustus Miles (1798-1851), ostensibly the son of William Augustus Miles of the Leicestershire family, but widely believed to be the illegitimate son of George IV. An able man with an interest in the moral causes of crime he sat on various commissions on policing and recommended the establishment of a rural police force in England. He was recommended to command the Sydney Police force by William IV and he fulfilled this role from 1841-1848 and it is for this that he is best known in Australia.

Condition: Very good.

Framed in matt black.

OFFERED BY: Armorial bookplates, portraits & bindings
By Appointment Only, 601 Linen Hall, 162-168 Regent Street, London, W1B 5TG, United Kingdom View map

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