[Tobacco] Augustus Frederick, Prince, Duke of Sussex. Catalogue of the Unrivalled Collection of Pipes: Turkey, Persian, Marakiebo and Kanaster Tobacco; and Havannah Cigars, and Manilla Cheroots, of the Rarest Quality; the Property of His Late Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, K.C., and Removed from Kensington Palace; which (by Order of the Executors) Will Be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Christie and Manson, at Their Great Room, 8, King Street, St. James’s Square, on Monday, July the 10th, 1843, and Two Following Days, at One O’Clock Precisely. The Pipes May Be Viewed Friday and Saturday Preceding, and Catalogues Had, GRATIS, at Messrs. Christie and Manson’s Offices, 8, King Street, St. James’s Square. London: Christie and Manson, 1843. First edition. 27.3 cm, [xiv (binder’s blanks); 26 pages; xiv (binder’s blanks)], untrimmed, bound in gold-trimmed straight-grained burgundy morocco, now scuffed. Spine and both covers gilded. Interior fine. Arents, Tobacco, IV: 1418.
Augustus Frederick was the ninth child of George III’s fifteen children, dying in 1843, aged 70 years. This extraordinary collection of tobacco and smoking paraphernalia was auctioned over three days, and included fine cigar and tobacco cases, meerschaum bowls and lots of cut tobacco. For an account of the sale, see A. H. Forrester, A Few Words About Pipes, Smoking & Tobacco.