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The harp: fraud and felony in 19th-century London

The late Georgian, London-made harp was a desirable and expensive object.  Single action instruments ranged from £40 to £80.  Double actions could cost up to £150.  Harp makers and those who played them were consequently the target of crime, particularly fraud.  The follow is s selection of newspaper articles and court cases involving the harp, harp makers, or their families.

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