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Verney Letters of the Eighteenth Century from the MSS. At Claydon House [2 Volume Set] with Portraits & Pedigrees

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Title:Verney Letters of the Eighteenth Century from the MSS. At Claydon House [2 Volume Set] with Portraits & Pedigrees
Price:GBP£40.00 (about USD$51.60)
Book ID:B009-3740
Publisher:Ernest Benn Limited, London, 1930
Edition:First Edition
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Good Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
Ernest Benn Limited, 1930, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition

Sir John Verney (1640-1717), 2nd Baronet between 1696 and 1703, was an English peer, merchant and Tory politician. Aged eight, during the English Civil War, he accompanied his father into his French exile, & was educated at Blois for the following five years. After the family's return to England, he joined James Fleetwood's school at Barn Elms and in 1655 went to another school in Kensington. Thereafter Verney worked for a levant merchant, making expeditions to Mesopotamia and Cyprus. In 1696, he succeeded his father as baronet. Verney was several years assistant to the Royal African Company and served as governor of Bethlem Royal Hospital. He contested Buckingham in the elections of 1696, 1698 and 1701; each time unsuccessfully. In 1703, Verney was created Viscount of the County of Fermanagh along with the subsidiary title Baron Verney of Belturbet, in the County of Cavan.& as both titles were in the Peerage of Ireland he was finally able to sit in the House of Commons in 1710, sitting for Buckinghamshire until 1715 the Amersham until his death. Size: Large Octavo. 401 & 355 pages. 2-volume set (complete). Bindings are tight, covers and spines fully intact. Slight foxing to page edges. inside front cover of Vol. 1. is the pictorial bookplate of the historian John L. Nevinson, Exeter College Oxford & also a bookseller's small label.. Gilt titles spine & gilt publisher's device to front covers within blind-stamped outer borders.. Bumping to corners with wear to one, light wear at spine ends, some fading to cloth colour at spines . green cloth; b/w. illustrations of family portraits; architectural features & genealogical charts.. Includes index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: History; Letters; Genealogy & Local History; Politics & Government; England; Biography & Autobiography. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3740.
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