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AUBREY,JOHN et al
AUBREY,JOHN et al
AUBREY,JOHN et al
LIVES of EMINENT MEN
Printed for Longman,Hurst,Rees,Orme,and Brown,1813
[WALKER, John, Vicar of Hornchurch] Letters written by eminent persons in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: to which are added, Hearne's Journeys to Reading, and to Whaddon Hall ...and Lives of eminent men by John Aubrey. The whole now first published from the originals in the Bodleian Library and Ashmolean Museum.with biographical and literary illustrations.Printed for Longman,Hurst etcPaternoster Row, London and Munday and Slatter, Oxford 1813 First Edition. Two volumes in three. Bound in blue paper covered boards with replaced paper labels to the spines. Some foxing throughout, but especially to the first and last sections in each volume. Blue boards a little grubby, but very sound bindings. Top edges only trimmed, wide margins in each volume. Important for the wonderful Aubrey's Lives,here in print for the first time. Ownership inscriptions of B.T.Balfour possibly Blaney Townley Balfour (1769–1856) who was an Irish politician and member of the Protestant Ascendancy. His grandfather, also named Blayney Townley-Balfour, was member of the Irish House of Commons (MP) for Carlingford.The grandson was MP for Belturbet in 1800.He owned a large flour mill outside Slane, and commissioned architect Francis Johnston to rebuild Townley Hall, the family seat between Drogheda and Slane. He was a magistrate for counties Louth and Meath, High Sheriff of Louth in 1792, and deputy Lord Lieutenant of Louth in 1852. Blayney Townley-Balfour married Florence Cole; they had ten children.His eldest son, also Blayney Townley-Balfour (born 1799), was Governor of the Bahamas from 1833 to 1835.
condition: Fair
binding: Paper Covered Boards

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