Thoughts In Times Past Tested By Subsequent Events.
T and W. Boone, New Bond Street.
12mo. 5.25 x 8 inches. lix + [i] + 164 pp. + 4 pp. publisher's advertisements. Separate half titles but pagination and register continuous. Bound in original brown cloth, gilt, with blind stamped decorative panels. Some sunning and light staining of extremities with a little wear at head and tail of spine; otherwise a very good copy. Early signature at head of title. Following a long introduction, the content consists of letters, the draft of a speech and an address. Henry Pelham Fiennes Pelham Clinton, 4th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne (1785-1851) of Clumber Park, Notts, served as Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, 1809-39, but never held national office. In politics his views were ultra reactionary and he opposed both Catholic Emancipation (with a perceived threat to the Protestant ascendancy in Ireland) and the Reform of Parliament. This led to the destruction of Nottingham Castle in the Reform Bill riots of 1831 and attacks on his residences. A scarce title.
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