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SHEFFIELD (John, Duke of Buckingham).

SHEFFIELD (John, Duke of Buckingham).

Miscellanea from the Works of John Sheffield Earl of Mulgrave, Marquis of Normanby and Duke of Buckingham.

Coat of arms on the title and woodcut of a griffin on the colophon.

8vo. [225 x 148 x 16 mm]. 120, [2] pp. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe (signed with a gilt pallet on front turn-in) in brown niger goatskin, the spine divided into six panels, lettered in gilt in the second, the edges of the boards tooled with a gilt roll, plain endleaves, top edge gilt, the others untrimmed. (Spine a little faded).
[Halifax: by William Patterson Ltd for] The Haworth Press, 1933.

Limited to 250 copies, of which this is no.13 of 20 bound in whole niger. A very good copy.

John Sheffield (1648-1721), 3rd Earl of Mulgrave and 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, was a patron of Dryden and friend of Pope and a statsman who held high office but was "neither esteemed nor beloved". He wrote an Essay upon Satire, which cost Dryden a beating at the hands of Rochester's bravoes, and an Essay upon Poetry (1682).

Stock no. ebc4449

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Price: £250