The Badminton Library – Driving

BEAUFORT, HENRY SOMERSET, 8TH DUKE OF.

£25.00

Publisher

Longmans, Green, and Co.

Place

London

Date

1890

Item Description

8vo. 5.5 x 7.5 inches. xvi + 426 + [4] pp. publisher's advertisements. Bound in original brown pictorial cloth, gilt. Patterned endpapers. Extremities worn and stained with some foxing. Flamboyant 1891 signature on first free endpaper. Illustrated by 13 plates, including frontispiece and additional plate, p 219, by title page vignette and by numerous wood engravings in text, The carriage driving volume of the Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes, by the Duke of Beaufort (1824-99). Soldier and politician, he was the Conservative MP for East Gloucestershire, 1846-53, before succeeding to the title. He was the founder and editor of the Badminton Library. First published 1889.

[Stock No. 25982]

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