11 - 13 July 2000
MADDEN, R.R. The Literary Life and Correspondence of the Countess of Blessington. London: T.C. Newby, 1855. 3 volumes, 8° (215 x 135mm). EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with c.104 portraits and views, many hand-coloured and 22 autograph letters and signatures. Turquoise morocco, gilt by C.J. Sawyer, covers panelled in gilt, spines in six compartments, top edges gilt.
An interesting extra-illustrated set including autograph letters by Wellington, Lord Caledon, Lord Lytton, William Macready and Lord Westmorland; together with 7 other works, most extra-illustrated, in 15 volumes, including Lady Theresa Lewis Extracts of the Journal of Miss Berry (London, 1865, 3 vols extended to 6), Sir Hugh Walpole's copy. (18)
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