DescriptionThe Manuscripts of J. B. Fortescue, Preserved at Dropmore. London: Historical Manuscripts Commission, 1892-1908. First edition. Six octavo volumes. 3,856 pages. Light green coated cloth stamped in gilt. Top edges gilt. Very good.
Historical Manuscripts Commission. Thirteenth Report, Appendix, Part III. The Manuscripts of J. B. Fortescue, Esq., Preserved at Dropmore. London: Historical Manuscripts Commission, 1892, 1894, 1899, 1905, 1906, 1908.
First edition. Six octavo volumes. 3,856 pages. xl, 613; iv, 661; li, 718; xlix, 563, x; xiii, 556, x; lxiv, 524, viii pages.
Very minor rubbing and very lightly bumped corners and spine ends. Sunned spines. Some pencil notations in volumes one and two. Very good condition.
This set focusses upon correspondence of Lord Greenville (1759-1834), speaker of the House of Commons, leader of the House of Lords, supported the emancipation of Catholics and pushed for the aboloishment of the slave trade in 1807.
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