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BENTHAM, Jeremy. Bentham's Radical Reform Bill, with Extracts from the Reasons.
London : 1819First edition, also published in The Pamphleteer in December 1819. Bentham wrote another tract, Radicalism not Dangerous, about the same date, though this remained unpublished in the author's lifetime.
Provenance: The Manchester journalist, Archibald Prentice (1792-1857), self-styled "labourer in the interest of parliamentary reform" (DNB XVI, 302)... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 97329
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Essai sur la nomenclature et la classification des principales branches d'art-et-science.
Paris : 1823First edition in French, translated by George Bentham, of extracts from part two of Jeremy Bentham's Chrestomathia, his plan for higher education amongst the middling and higher ranks of life. Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 101337
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Essai sur la nomenclature et la classification des principales branches d'art-et-science; ouvrage extrait du Chrestomathia de Jérémie Bentham.
Paris : 1823First edition in French, translated by George Bentham, of extracts from part two of Jeremy Bentham's Chrestomathia, his plan for higher education amongst the middling and higher ranks of life, complete with the very rare large folding plate "Vue synoptique" printed on thick paper. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 101692
BENTHAM, Jeremy. A Fragment on Government; Or, a Comment on the Commentaries:
London : 1823Second edition, originally published in 1776, and described as "Bentham's first work of any importance" (Atkinson, Jeremy Bentham: His Life and Work, p. 35); "though the word 'enlarged' was used in the title, the addition of substance was a long footnote to Ch. I, pp. 45-48 only" (Chuo). The work is in the form of a commentary on Blackstone's Commentaries... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 101364
(KEATS, John.) LOWELL, Amy. John Keats.
Boston and New York : 1925A handsome set of this biography of John Keats. The poet and critic Amy Lowell (1874-1925), began this "momentous" (ANB) biography following a lecture she delivered at Yale celebrating the 100th anniversary of Keats's birth. "The lecture stimulated her to write the book, which minutely examines Keats's life and corrects some long-standing misconceptions... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 139474
BENTHAM, Jeremy. The Rationale of Reward.
London : 1825First edition in English, and first separate edition. The work was originally published as part of the Théorie des Peines et des Récompenses, of 1811, a compilation made by Dumont from two sets of manuscripts by Bentham, one in English, and the other, the Essai sur les Récompenses, in French. This English translation was made by Richard Smith, who... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 101521
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Defence of Usury;
Philadelphia : 1796First American edition, originally published in London in 1787. The Defence of Usury was written during Bentham's stay in Russia, and takes the form of letters to a friend from "Crichoff, in White Russia". The work expounds the characteristic Benthamite economic principle that no adult of sound mind acting freely and aware of the circumstances, should... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 124002
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Defence of Usury; shewing the Impolicy of the present legal restraints on the terms of pecuniary Bargains; in Letters to a Friend.
London : 1816Third edition, first published in 1787. A Protest against Law-taxes was first published alone in 1793, and with Supply without Burthen in 1795. The Defence of Usury was written during Bentham's stay in Russia, and takes the form of letters to a friend from "Crichoff, in White Russia". The work expounds the characteristic Benthamite economic principle... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 101341
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Defence of Usury.
Dublin : 1788First Irish edition, originally published in London in 1787, published in Dublin in the year when a debate on the reduction of the rate of interest (from 6 to 5 percent) was being held in the Irish parliament. The Defence of Usury was written during Bentham's stay in Russia, and takes the form of letters to a friend from "Crichoff, in White Russia".... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 93476
COLLIER, Jeremy. An Essay upon Gaming, in a Dialogue between Callimachus and Dolomedes.
London : 1713First edition, rare in commerce in any state, but especially so in its state of original issue; an anti-gambling treatise by the Anglican bishop and public moraliser Jeremy Collier (1650-1726), joining his publications railing against the profanity of the stage, pride, and duelling. Collier's essay "stages a dialogue between Callimachus (Collier's mouthpiece)... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 130803
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Justice and Codification Petitions:
London : 1829First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the title page, "To John Galletly Esq. Dundee. from Jeremy Bentham, Queen's Square Place, Westminster, 21 Dec 1829". Bentham dedicated the final years of his life to perfecting his theory of codification, with the hope that his petitions for administrative and legal reform would be passed... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 118356
(INDIAN NATIONAL ARMY.) JHAVERI, Vithalbhai K. Freedom's Battle. I.N.A. in Action, 1942-1945.
Bombay : 1947First and sole edition, very uncommon: OCLC locates just six copies, all in the USA. This attractively illustrated work, pubished in the same month that India gained its independence, was issued as a celebration of the Azad Hind (Free India) state and the Indian National Army, which lasted from 1942 to 1945. The editor and illustrator, Jhaveri, was... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 126765
(MOUNTAINEERING.) SMYTHE, F. S. The Kangchenjunga Adventure.
London : 1931First cheap edition, third overall, originally published the previous year. An account of the unsuccessful international expedition to climb Kachenjunga in 1930. From the publisher's archive. Smythe (1900-1949) "climbed extensively in the Alps and also made several important Himalayan expeditions, including the first ascent of Kamet" (Neate). ODNB remarks... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 93819
SMYTHE, F. S. An Alpine Journey.
London : 1934First edition, first impression. Smythe (1900-1949) "climbed extensively in the Alps and also made several important Himalayan expeditions, including the first ascent of Kamet" (Neate). ODNB remarks that "he was not in the first flight as a rock climber, but he was one of the greatest mountaineers of the day ... Smythe achieved his widest reputation,... Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 134645
SMYTHE, F. S. The Kangchenjunga Adventure.
London : 1931First cheap edition, third overall, originally published the previous year. An account of the unsuccessful international expedition to climb Kachenjunga in 1930. Smythe (1900-1949) "climbed extensively in the Alps and also made several important Himalayan expeditions, including the first ascent of Kamet" (Neate). ODNB remarks that "he was not in the... Learn More£25.00
Stock Code: 134647
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Papers relative to Codification and Public Instruction: including Correspondence with the Russian Emperor, and divers constituted Authorities in the United States. [With:]
London : 1817First edition. The Papers contain early indications of a train of thought which was eventually to lead to Bentham's great Constitutional Code and which was to occupy him for the rest of his life. They consist mainly of letters from Bentham, written from 1811 to 1815, offering his own services as a codifier, especially to America and Russia. Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 101508
GOURMONT, Remy de. Lettres à l'Amazone.
Paris : 30 March 1914First edition, first printing, copy 112 of 112 copies on papier vergé chartreuse, from an edition of 1,075 copies in total. This copy, with the original chartreuse wrappers bound in, has been handsomely bound by Cochard. Gourmont's "Letters to the Amazon" are the result of the symbolist poet, who had been stricken and disfigured by lupus vulgaris,... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 117966
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Constitutional Code; for the Use of all Nations and all Governments professing Liberal Opinions.
London : 1830First edition, all published, of Bentham's Constitutional Code, the only edition published in his lifetime. "The massive, unfinished Constitutional Code, the major work of his final decade, established Bentham as a major theorist of constitutional democracy" (F. Rosen & J. H. Burns, preface to the 1983 Clarendon Press edition, p. xliv). He drafted the... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 114170
AYER, A. J. Part of My Life.
London : 1977First edition, first impression, of Ayer's autobiography; presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Caroline Anne Tuell, with my best wishes from Freddie Ayer. Bournemouth, October 13 1977". Anthony Smith's review for The Observer of A. J. Ayer: A Life in Philosophy by Ben Rogers is laid in to the front... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 117409
(HUME, David.) BROWN, Iain Gordon, ed. My Own Life 1776.
Edinburgh : 2014First edition of the facsimile of Hume's original manuscript of "My Own Life", written shortly before his death in 1776 and first published in 1777. The editor has added a complete transcription, introduction and notes. Published in an edition of 500 copies. Learn More£35.00
Stock Code: 113267
FORBES, Edwin. Life Studies of the Great Army.
New York : 1876First edition of one of the finest graphic representations of the American Civil War; this copy from the library of a Union army veteran: bookplate of William Bush Blackwell (1837-1922), who served as a first lieutenant and quarter master with the 26th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry (the "2nd Oneida Regiment") and was later a member of the Military... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 114470
CLINTON, Bill. My Life.
New York : 2004First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "To my friend Judy Collins with thanks - Bill Clinton", additionally inscribed by Collins, with a heart, on the title page, together with a typed letter signed by Clinton. The letter reads: "Dear Judy: Happy birthday! I hope this year will be full of happiness,... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 122796
LOUIS, Joe. My Life Story.
New York : 1947First edition, this one of the copies with a leaf signed by Louis tipped in after the half-title. Life of the "Brown Bomber", perhaps the boxer with the best claim to have been the greatest of all time, and certainly rated by the International Boxing Research Organization as the greatest heavyweight. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 113550
RIVIÈRE, Jules. My Musical Life and Recollections.
London : 1893First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the verso of the title page, "anno 1898-99, to Mrs. Baker with compliments and best wishes from the author Rivière. P. S. as a musical conductor I have been beating the time for the last fifty years, but alas! Now, in my 80th year time beats me unmercifully". Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 63632
MÜFFLING, Karl Ferdinand, Freiherr von. Passages From My Life; together with Memoirs of the Campaign of 1813 and 1814.
London : 1853First edition in English, uncommon in the original cloth binding. Müffling (1775-1851) was a Prussian Generalfeldmarschal who, after a spell in the civil service of the Duke of Weimar, rejoined the army on the outbreak of the War of Liberation in 1813, and was placed on the headquarters staff of the army of Silesia. His business qualities and common... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 107930
WARD, Rowland. A Naturalist's Life Study in the Art of Taxidermy.
London : 1913First edition, first impression. Rowland Ward was the Michelangelo of Victorian taxidermy, that most Victorian of art-forms. An innovator who developed many techniques still used today, basing his work on painstaking observation he brought the techniques of naturalistic display to their high point. He was a friend of many of the greatest sportsmen of... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 132698
ELLIS, Havelock. My Life.
Boston, : 1939First edition, first printing of Ellis's autobiography, the central subject of which is Ellis's marriage and open relationship with the lesbian and women's rights activist Edith Lees. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 82383
SHANKAR, Ravi. My Music, My Life.
London : 1969First UK edition, first impression. A scarce presentation copy inscribe by the author on front free endpaper: 'To Jack, affectionately Ravi Shankar, 11.11.69'. A biography of Shankar (1920-2012), the famous sitarist and composer who greatly increased the popularity of the sitar, as well as Indian classical music, in Europe and America during the 1950s... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 91895
DUNCAN, Isadora. My Life.
New York : 1927First edition, limited issue, number 211 of 650 publisher's presentation copies, not for public sale. This copy bears the bookseller's ticket of the renowned Kamin Dance Bookshop and Gallery, New York, owned by the publisher Martin Kamin, to the front pastedown, giving the copy a lovely association to both the Parisian and American dance and literature... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 81051
TERRY, Ellen. The Story of My Life.
London : 1908First edition, large paper issue, extra illustrated state. One of 1,000 numbered copies of which the first 250 were signed; this copy is number 42 and signed by Terry on the limitation page. An excellently preserved copy. Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 112379
ROBBINS, Tom. Another Roadside Attraction; Even Cowgirls Get the Blues; Still Life with Woodpecker.
New York : 1971-76-80First editions, first printings. Presentation copies, each inscribed by the author to a different recipient: Another Roadside Attraction: "Geneve, you sky full of moons, you're the sweetest thing to happen to me in a long, long time. My love rides with you - awake or dreaming. Tom Robbins. June 8 1977"; Even Cowgirls Get the Blues: "To Peter Songrer,... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 107409
HENRY, Walter. Events of a Military Life:
London : 1843First UK edition; this uncommon, lively and engaging autobiography was originally published in Canada as Trifles from My Portfolio in 1839. A native of Donegal, Henry studied medicine at Glasgow, St. Thomas', Guy's and St. George's. In 1811 he qualified as a regimental surgeon and joined the 66th in the Peninsula, seeing action at the Siege of Badajoz... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 135267
FRANCIS, Joseph. The Life Saving Appliances of Joseph Francis.
No place : 1887First edition. Uncommon, OCLC records just 4 copies - US Coast Guard Academy, Smithsonian, NYPL, and Texas Tech. Francis's name was extremely well-known in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, but his fame waned with the frequency of maritime disasters. He devoted his life to the invention of maritime life-saving devices, his most famous... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 68595
CHRYSLER, Walter P., & Boyden Sparkes. Life of an American Workman.
New York : 1937First and limited edition, number 64 of 500 copies privately printed, presentation copy inscribed by the author, "To W. S. S. Rodgers with my friendship and affection 1/19/38 W. P. Chrysler", on the first blank leaf. The book's foreword describes the printing of this edition, designed as a Christmas remembrance for the Chrysler family to distribute... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 122166
THATCHER, Margaret. Typed letter signed, in response to a well-wisher following her resignation from public life.
6 June 2002A typed letter signed by Margaret Thatcher, sent in response to a well-wisher on the occasion of her resignation from public life in 2002. Thatcher has headed and signed the letter in her customary blue ink - "Dear Mr. Polyblank, ... Kind regards, Yours sincerely Margaret Thatcher". Printed on her own House of Lords stationary, the letter reads "Thank... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 134780
(BRONTË, Charlotte.) GASKELL, Elizabeth. The Life of Charlotte Brontë.
London : 1857First edition of Elizabeth Gaskell's pioneering, landmark biography of her close friend, "creating a new, feminine form which linked emotional and domestic life and suffering to creativity" (ODNB). The biography was hugely controversial at the time, and remains so today, for different reasons. Gaskell was asked to write it by Patrick Brontë in June... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 138990
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Two typed letters signed to J. Gower Saunders. Regarding a Memoranda concerning the publication of the 'Life of Lord Randolph Churchill'. Together with a letter from Churchill's private secretary.
Lake Como, Italy : 1945An initial letter sent from Kathleen Hill, Churchill's private secretary dated 30th August confirming a letter and Memoranda had been received from Mr Saunders and that Mr Churchill will reply when returning from holiday. Closely followed by a letter from Churchill while on holiday, dated 5th September, thanking Mr. Saunders for the Memoranda and reads..."Should... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 63413
LETTOW-VORBECK, [Paul Emil] von. My Reminiscences of East Africa.
London : Second English edition, two years after the first, which was published in the same year as the Leipzig German first. A "classic memoir by the commander of German forces in East Africa" (Edward G. Lengel, World War I Memories, 2004). A fascinating copy much enhanced by the addition of a quantity of related material, including an autograph letter and... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 120521
TAVERNER, H. T. Charles Dickens: The Story of his Life.
London : 1870Fascinating copy of the first edition of the first posthumous biography of Dickens, signed on the title page and annotated throughout by Dickens's associate, the English journalist Edmund Ollier (1826-1886).
Ollier was a scion of a literary family of some consequence in the course of 19th-century English literature. His father Charles Ollier (1788-1859)... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 136324
HIRST, Damien. I Want to Spend the Rest of My Life Everywhere, with Everyone, One to One, Always, Forever, Now.
London : 1997First edition, first impression. Hirst's first publication, as tricksy as might be expected. A confection of pop-ups, transparencies, movables, foldables, inserts, die-cuts, stickers and posters. Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 87703
BACON, Francis. The Letters and the Life of Francis Bacon
London : 1861 - 74First edition of this monumental editorial achievement, conducted over a period of some 30 years by Tennyson's lifelong friend, the literary editor and biographer James Spedding (1808-1881), referred to by the poet as "the wisest man I know" (cited in ODNB). This set presented in a choice binding by one of the leading London binderies of the day, Riviere... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 139851
HIRST, Damien. I Want to Spend the Rest of My Life Everywhere, with Everyone, One to One, Always, Forever, Now.
London : 2005Signed by the artist on the title page. This is the first smaller-format edition of Hirst's first publication, and the third printing overall, following the first edition of 1997 and its reprint in 1998. A confection of pop-ups, transparencies, movables, foldables, inserts, die-cuts, stickers and posters, the book is as tricky as might be expected. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 133988
DAVIES, Jonathan Ceredig. Life, Travels and Reminiscences of Jonathan Ceredig Davies.
Llanddewi Brefi : 1927One of 70 copies only printed by the author at his own printing-press for private circulation. This copy is inscribed "yours sincerely, J. Ceredig Davies" on the frontispiece, and was sent to Davies's cousin the Hon. Dan W. Williams, who is mentioned (though misnamed, as Williams comments in the margin) on page 5 as part of the global diaspora of Davies's... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 93335
BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
London : 1791 & 1793First editions, presentation copies, both the Life of Johnson and Principal Corrections with individual autograph presentation inscriptions from the author to Andrew Lumisden (1720-1801), a friend of Boswell's who had assisted in preparing the Life by deciphering Johnson's manuscript notebook of his trip to France in October-November 1775. This assistance... Learn More£185,000.00
Stock Code: 119415
(STANHOPE, Lady Hester.) POWLETT, Wilhelmina, Duchess of Cleveland. The Life and Letters of Lady Hester Stanhope
London : 1897First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title, "The Earl of Leven & Melville, from his very old friend, The Author". The recipient was Ronald Leslie-Melville (1835-1906), the 11th Earl of Leven and a family friend of the Stanhopes. Wilhelmina Powlett, née Stanhope, Duchess of Cleveland (1819-1901) was an historian and... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 130546
EDWARDES, Sir Herbert Benjamin. Memorials of the Life and Letters,
London : 1886First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed warmly across the half-title in each volume, "Percy Alderson from Lady Herbert Edwardes in Memory of the first step into the well-trodden field of Military Life. December 1893, Brighton", and quoting stanzas two, five, seven and eight from Longfellow's "A Psalm of Life" (1838).
Uncommon,... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 137806
PETTY, Sir William. Several Essays in Political Arithmetick. The Fourth Edition, Corrected. To which are prefix'd, Memoirs of the Author's Life.
London : 1755Fourth edition of Petty's writings on Political Arithmetic and Demography. "The text follows that of 1699 except that the French version of Five Essays is omitted. The brief account of the author gives the main facts of his life and fortune." (Keynes).
"Instead of using only comparative and superlative Words, and intellectual Arguments, I have taken... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 135285
BOULGER, Demetrius Charles. The Life of Yakoob Beg;
London : 1878First edition of this uncommon life of this "remarkable Muslim adventurer" (Hopkirk, The Great Game, p. 322) from Piskent, Kokand - now Uzbekistan - who became ruler of Kashgaria. He signed treaties of amity and commerce with both Russia and Britain, but crucially failed to get them to support him against the Chinese. He died in 1877, after his army... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 109139
(WHITE, Sir George.) DURAND, Mortimer. The Life of Sir George White, V.C.
Edinburgh and London : 1915First edition. This remains the standard life of Sir George White (1835-1912), "one of the most decorated officers in the army" (ODNB), who had a remarkable military career in the colonial wars of the latter part of the nineteenth century. He first saw service with the Inniskillings during the Indian Mutiny; then in the Second Afghan War with the Gordon... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140463
HUME, David. The Life of David Hume, Esq. Written by Himself.
London : 1777First edition in book form, Todd's first issue (with "myself", line 3, p. 29). Hume's autobiography was published posthumously, initially in the Scots Magazine in January 1777 and then in the present book-form in February 1777. Hume wrote his autobiography as he was approaching death, aware that there would be great public interest in his reflections... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 132718
SHADWELL, L. The Life of Colin Campbell, Lord Clyde.
Edinburgh & London : 1881First edition of this "detailed memoir" (Ladendorf), sanctioned by Campbell's trustees and the foundation of all future biographies. Colin Campbell (1792-1863) began his varied and lengthy army career under Wellington's forces in Portugal during the Peninsular War. Over the next half century, he would see active service in the West Indies, China, Hong... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 139190
WRAXALL, [Frederic Charles] Lascelles, Third Baronet. Remarkable Adventurers and Unrevealed Mysteries.
1863First edition. Brief lives of unusual characters including Cagliostro, Kaspar Hauser, the Chevalier d'Eon, the Man in the Iron Mask, Count St. Germain and Joseph Süß Oppenheimer. Wraxall was a miscellaneous writer with a penchant for military subjects, he served as an assistant-commissary during the Crimean Campaign, which experiences he wrote up... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 44756
DICKENS, Charles. Sketches by Boz; [together with:] The Mystery of Edwin Drood Etc.
London : 1890-91A handsomely bound copy of Sketches by Boz, a collection of pieces concerning the daily life of London and its people, together with Dicken's unfinished last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Dickens died before the novel could be completed, with only six of the planned twelve instalments ever published. Learn More£95.00
Stock Code: 138726
LOW, Charles Rathbone. The Life and Correspondence of Field-Marshal Sir George Pollock.
London : 1873First edition, this copy presented by the author to the Royal United Service Institution in 1904, with presentation label to front pastedown and their embossed library stamp to title page. This remains the only biography of Sir George Pollock (1786-1872), a lifelong Indian Army officer, who, with Sir William Nott, became one of the heroes of the disastrous... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 139221
FAWCETT, Henry. Manual of Political Economy.
London : 1863First edition of Fawcett's first book, highly successful in its day and running to eight editions, the last published in 1907. "It was modelled on John Stuart Mill's Principles of Political Economy, presenting the orthodox economic doctrines of the age, to which Fawcett subscribed, in an uncomplicated style, and filling them out with illustrations based... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 125591
GIRARDOT, Alexandre Antoine. Two albums compiled from an artist's sketchbooks recording nearly 40 years of life in Algeria.
Algeria : 1830-67Alexandre Antoine Girardot (1815-c.1877) has left but few traces of what must have been an unusual and adventurous life. Born in Paris in February 1815, he enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts on 6 October 1836. A student of Blondel, he exhibited regularly at the Salon between 1841 and 1848, submitting views of Algeria and other "oriental" subjects.... Learn More£95,000.00
Stock Code: 110595
(WILSON, James.) The Life and Dreadful Sufferings of Captain James Wilson, In various Parts of the Globe,
Portsea : 1810First edition. Uncommon: Copac records only the SOAS copy, OCLC locates 12 other copies worldwide, five of them in Australia and New Zealand and five in the USA, two of these in Hawaii. "Although there are several account of James Wilson's life, sufferings and missionary voyage, this was the earliest biography of him to appear. Written anonymously,... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 70373
(HASTINGS, Elizabeth.) BARNARD, Thomas. An Historical Character relating to The holy and exemplary Life of the Right Honourable the Lady Elisabeth Hastings:
Leeds : 1742First edition of the principal biography of the celebrated Lady Elizabeth Hastings, known as "Lady Betty" (1682-1739). Extremely well known in her lifetime, Hastings "became notable for her intelligence, her pious character, and her support of charitable causes. She was commemorated in no. 42 of The Tatler (16 July 1709) as 'Aspasia', a 'female philosopher',... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 135086