From private collection. Complete two-volume set. Quarto. Green cloth. No previous ownership ink. Cloth is faded along books' spines. "The Letters and Papers of the Verney Family down to the end of the year 1639 were first printed in 1833. They are documents of a family history which goes back to the reign of king John, covers the wars of the Roses and the Tudor reigns, and relates the story of the journey into Spain of Charles prince of Wales, on whom Edward Verney attended. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Verney Letters of The Eighteenth Century ...
Publisher: London: Ernest Benn Ltd
Publication Date: 1930
Book Condition: Used: Very Good
Book Description Ernest Benn Limited., London, 1930. Hard Cover. Condition: Fair. 1st Edition.. Hardbacks, gilt titles to spines. 2 volume set. ix, 401pp ; ix, 355pp. With portratis and pedigrees. 1st edition 1930. Ex-library copies, with usual library markings. Spine to volume 2 frayed. Ring stain from cup to front board of vol.1. Previous owners' details to front end-papers. Reading set only. A heavy set, additional postage may be required for orders outside the UK. (bs26). Seller Inventory # BS26GLTBN14H
Book Description Ernest Benn Limited, London, 1930. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Condition: Good. 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. Member of the P.B.F.A. Seller Inventory # 3740