Two little Presents from Queen Charlotte.
Two charming gold mounted George III Almanacs. The smaller example, 1817, bound in red Morocco, with a manuscript note ‘Given to me by the Queen on Xmas day 1818 Windsor Melville‘ and with a card in the interior pocket: ‘That every Day contained in this very small compass may prove happy to dear Ldy Melvill is the Sincere wish of her true Friend. Charlotte.’ The larger example, containing an almanac of 1818, with a handwritten note: ‘Tho’ Cold & Raw the day not so the Heart & good wishes for yr wellfare from yr Sincere Friend Charlotte. Windsor the 1st Janry. 1818.’
Ann Dundas, Viscountess Melville, was Queen Charlotte’s Lady of the Bedchamber from 1813 until the Queen’s death in 1818.
Good with some minor wear to the leather. The larger example with loose leaves to the almanac and with the pencil lacking, although the gold mount for the pencil remains. The catch faulty on the larger almanac.
The smaller almanac measures: – 3.30 cm. by 3.20 cm. and weighs 8.10 gms.; the larger example measures: – 6.80 cm. by 4.50 cm. and is 1 cm. thick; it weaighs 17.90 gms.