Some Writings and Speeches of Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton, in the Last Year of His Life.... Some Writings and Speeches of Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton, in the Last Year of His Life.... Some Writings and Speeches of Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton, in the Last Year of His Life....

Some Writings and Speeches of Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton, in the Last Year of His Life. With a Notice In Memoriam by George Stovin Venables, Q.C.

Venables, George Stovin

Published by Privately printed at The Chiswick Press, London, 1888
Condition: vg Hardcover

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Large octavo (8 1/2 x 6 1/4"). [8], 136, [2]pp. Uncut. Original gilt-stamped full vellum, with gold lettering to front cover. Top edge gilt. "Some Writings and Speeches of Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton, in the Last Year of His Life" was privately printed at The Chiswick Press to comemorate the third-year anniversary of Lord Houghton's death. English politician, poet, biographer, and essayist, Richard Monckton Milnes (1809-1885) is best remembered for his biography "Life, Letters, and Literary Remains of John Keats" (1848), the first biography of Keats and a work responsible for bringing about a favorable reassessment of the Romantic poet's merits. A social dilettante who held numerous dinner parties and gatherings for the intellectual and social elite at Fryston, his country home in Yorkshire, Milnes is also known for his association with several major figures of 19th-century English literature, including Thomas Carlyle and Algernon Charles Swinburne. The former was one of his lifelong friends - Milnes recorded some of their conversations in his day books - while the latter was allowed to browse Milnes' vast library of continental erotica and received assistance from his friend in publishing some of his earliest poems. In 1863 Milnes was named Lord Houghton and appointed to the House of Lords; during the remaining decades of his life he spent most of his time serving as a statesman - entertaining foreign dignitaries and speaking at public events, such as the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 and the unveiling of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's bust at Westminster Abbey.Front cover slightly bowed. Binding and interior in overall very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 41400

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Title: Some Writings and Speeches of Richard ...

Publisher: Privately printed at The Chiswick Press, London

Publication Date: 1888

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Edition: First edition.

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