The Correspondence Of King George The Third With Lord North From 1768 To 1783.
John Murray, Albemarle Street.
TWO VOLUMES. 8vo. 5.75 x 8.85 inches. Vol. I, xcii + 307 pp; Vol. II, + 452 pp. Bound in half red morocco, gilt, over red cloth; spines in compartments with raised bands and gilt lines. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Slight wear to extremities, sunning of top edges and light foxing of fly leaves and preliminaries; otherwise a very good clean copy. The text of 754 letters written by King George III to Lord North, 1768-1783, edited with an introduction and notes by William Bodham Donne (1807-82). Frederick, Lord North, 2nd earl of Guilford (1732-92) served as Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1767-82 and as Prime Minister, 1770-82. He fell from power following the British defeat at Yorktown, 1781, but returned to office briefly as Home Secretary in the Fox-North Coalition of 1783. A handsomely bound set of this primary source for British political history during the period of the loss of the American Colonies. THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY SET WHICH WILL INCUR SHIPPING COSTS ABOVE THE DEFAULT RATE QUOTED BY ABE. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTATION FOR POSTAGE
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