Original Letters, illustrative of English History.
London: Harding, Triphook, and Lepard, 1824. 3 volume set, 8 inches tall. A neat Georgian half calf with gilt bands, bold labels and blind centre tools. Pink speckled edges. This work was originally published in 3 volumes, as here, which were then extended to many more volumes over the following years. Engraved frontispiece and 2 folding plates. Some offsetting, otherwise clean. With the bookplate of Vane Londonderry. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry. 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.