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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

A Funeral Oration.

BASELEY (Rev. T.).

BASELEY (Rev. T.).

A Funeral Oration, To the Memory of His Royal Highness the Late Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh, Delivered at Grosvenor Chapel, Grosvenor Square, on Sunday, the 8th of September, 1805.

First Edition. 4to. [264 x 206 x 10 mm]. [2]ff, iii, [i ], 23 pp. Bound in contemporary blue goatskin, the covers with a gilt fillet border, smooth spine lettered in manuscript on a thin paper label, the edges of the boards tooled with a gilt roll, marbled endleaves, gilt edges.
London: [by J. Bonsor] for John Ladley, Faulder, Messrs Rivingtons' and Messrs Greenland and Norris, [1805].

With the half-title. There are a number of contemporary manuscript corrections. A fine copy.

Prince William Henry, first Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh (1743-1805) was the fifth child and third son of Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales (1707-1751) and younger brother of George III. He was Chancellor of Trinity College Dublin 1771-1805.

From the library of John Scott, first Earl of Eldon (1751-1838), Lord Chancellor 1801-1827, with his signature and circular bookplate.

Stock no. ebc3636

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