Lot 88
  • 88

Fitzclarence, George Augustus

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Description

  • Journal of a route across India, through Egypt, to England. London: John Murray, 1819
  • paper
FIRST EDITION, 4to (269 x 210mm.), PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO THE DUKE OF ORLÉANS ("For His Royal Highness the | Duke of Orleans, with the author's | best respect and | regards") on the title page, 7 engraved maps and plans (one of which folding), 12 aquatint plates (9 of which hand coloured), 2pp. errata at end, later three-quarter straight-grained red morocco, spine gilt in compartments, occasional offsetting and spotting, some soiling to morocco

Provenance

Prince Ferdinand Philippe d'Orléans (1810-1842), presentation inscription; Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery (1847-1929), Prime Minister of Great Britain 1894-1895, Epsom, Surrey (sale of his estate, Sotheby's London, 28 June 1933, lot 613); Lord Mersey, sale in these rooms, 28 June 1979, lot 208

Literature

Abbey, Travel 519; Blackmer 597; Hilmy I, p.233; Wilson p.71

Catalogue Note

FitzClarence, the illegitimate son of William IV, served under Lord Moira, Marquis of Hastings, in the campaigns against the Mahrattas of 1816-1817. He was then entrusted with a copy of the dispatches concerning the peace to carry overland and this work is an account of his journey.
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