The life of the right honourable stratford canning...
London. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1888. First edition.
8vo. In two volumes. With three engraved portraits. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed, spines sunned. Foxed. Liberal Party politician and Governor of Victoria, Thomas Brassey, 1st Earl Brassey's (1836-1918) copy, with his armorial bookplates to both FEPs.
The first edition of historian Stanley Lane-Poole's (1854-1931) official biography of diplomatist Stratford Canning, Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe (1786-1880). Canning is predominantly remembered for his service as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister-Plenipotentiary to the United States of America between 1820 and 1824, and longtime appointment as Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire.£ 75.00 Antiquates Ref: 21982