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GEORGE III (1738-1820). King of England.
Autograph list of the titles of three works, in French, on a small slip cut from the foot of a page, later note of identification on the reverse ['1820'].
George III was not well-educated. He spoke French and German and a little Italian 'but had little Latin and less Greek' (DNB). However, 'he had a liking for books, and in 1762 bought the library of Consul Smith, who resided at Venice ... This was the nucleus of a collection which grew into the 'King's Library', in the British Museum [now the British Library] (ibid)'.
[No: 20086]


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