The Lives Of William Cavendishe, Duke Of Newcastle, And Of His Wife, Margaret Duchess Of Newcastle.
John Russell Smith, 36, Soho Square.
Written by the thrice noble and illustrious princess, margaret, duchess of newcastle. edited with a preface and occasional notes by mark antony lower. (library of old authors).
Small 8vo. 4.75 x 7 inches. xliv + 310 pp. Bound in original brown cloth, gilt, with blind stamped borders enclosing decoration on boards, spine in compartments decorated gilt. Deckled edges. Extremities worn and front hinge starting to crack; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by portrait frontispiece. Decorated by head and tailpiece vignettes, by initials and by publisher's device on title page. Biography of William Cavendish (1593-1676), created 1st Duke of Newcastle in 1665, by his wife, Margaret Lucas (1623-73), who married the then Marquess of Newcastle in exile in Paris in 1645. William Cavendish, courtier, author of books on horsemanship and playwright was a Royalist Captain-General in the North of England during the Civil War until the defeat at Marston Moor. He returned from exile at the Restoration. Margaret Cavendish was a philosopher, scientist and playwright and the book includes her own memoir of her life. The editor, Mark Antony Lower (1813-76) was a Sussex historian and founder of the Sussex Archaeological Society He ran a school in Lewes and is credited with starting the cult of the Sussex Marian martyrs, the publishing of his book on the subject leading to the beginning of the anti-papal demonstrations in the town on 5 November.
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