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Caius Gracchus.

[RUSSELL (Lord George William)].

[RUSSELL (Lord George William)].

Caius Gracchus, A Tragedy. From the Italian of Monti.

First Edition. 8vo. [230 x 145 x 10 mm]. [2]ff, 120pp. Bound in the original paper covered boards, printed paper label on the spine, plain endleaves and edges. (Headcaps a little chipped, joints slightly rubbed).
London: printed by J. Moyes, Took's Court, Chancery Lane, 1830.

Martin, Bibliographical Catalogue of Privately Printed Books, p.389.

The endleaves and the first and last leaf are lightly foxed, but it is a very good copy, with the pages still unopened. There is a statement on the verso of the half-title: "Fifty Copies Only Of This Translation Have Been Printed, For Private Circulation". It was printed for the translator, Lord George William Russell (1790-1846), the second son of John, sixth Duke of Bedford and brother of the future Prime Minister, Lord John Russell. George William was an aide-de-camp to Wellington, he sat as the M.P. for Bedford from 1812, served as ambassador to Berlin from 1835 to 1841 and was appointed Major-General in 1841.

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