The Life of James, Late Duke of Ormonde, 1747
The Life of James, Late Duke of Ormonde. Containing: I) An Historical and Genealogical Account of His Grace's Family. II) An Impartial View of His Conduct in His Civil and Military Employments, with the History of His Time, and an Inquiry into the Principles and Measures of Those Parties, which he either Supported or Opposed. III) A Succinct Account of the Most Remarkable Events that Happen'd to Him during upwards of Thirty Years Exile; from Authentic Materials.
Published for M. Cooper, at the Globe, in Paternoster Row, London. 1747 first edition. Biography of James Butler, the 2nd Duke of Ormonde (1665-1745). He was an Irish Statement and soldier. He served with William of Orange. A scarce volume.
Original full calf leather binding with raised bands and gilt borders. Hardback. Covers are heavily worn, bumped, scuffed and shelfworn with tired leather. Hinges are cracked and covers are held by their ties, so still bound, but weakly bound. Bookplate has been removed from first pastedown, and previous owners' details in pencil to endpaper and pastedown.
The textblock itself is actually very good. Text is clean and bright and in very nice condition.
vi + 544pp +4pp Index. Plus 2 original blank endpapers at both front and rear, and Frontispiece. Contains a few item of loose ephemera and notes from previous owner.
Weight - approximately 690g unpacked.
Dimensions - The volume is approximately 205mm high x 135mm wide x 45mm deep.