Historical Memoirs of My Own Time.
London: Cadell and Davies, 1815. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. An unusual and rather splendid full calf with twin raised bands, blind tooled panels and exceptionally bright labels. Portrait. Pink edges. Slight fading and rubbing but very solid. The first and best edition, in subsequent edition the libellous passages were removed. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry, and with his elaborate bookplate. Vane served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War. His dashing and dandified portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is at the National Portrait Gallery. He amassed magnificent libraries in his various Country Houses.