(Aristocracy : Manuscripts) 1 Vol. (Bentham, Jeremy, et alii). [History of the Lord Chancellors of England]. [Epitomator Anonymous]. [No place, ca. 1880 terminus ante quem]. Autograph album in folio, half-calf and green cloth with old green ties; binding compromised, spine chipped with loss, front panel entirely detached, back panel attached crudely with green tape. Approximately 290 leaves, of which 105 filled in; front gathering loose, paper chipped and brittle at edges passim, leaves 65-67 missing as indicated by an early reader on front paste-down. Bound collection of autograph letters, clippings, bust portraits, manuscript geneaolgy, &c, relating to the succession of the Lord Chancellors of England; most materials pasted-in, a few loose. Epitome not arranged in diachronic sequence, but nevertheless adhering to the list of Lords written on front paste-down que letter-book. Includes secondary manuscript material, e.g. Bentham, Jeremy. Als. London, 1825. Letter of recommendation, discussions of a possible meet-up with mutual friends. Recipient uncertain.
Estimate $600-900


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