Observations on the Historical Work of the late Right Honourable Charles James Fox. With a narrative of the events which occurred in the enterprize of the Earl of Argyle, in 1685, by Sir Patrick Hume.

  • Rose, George
  • London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies 1809

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Description

FIRST EDITION, 4to, pp. [ii], xxxvi, 215, [1], 67, [1], lxxx, [2]. Contemporary sprinkled calf, spine divided by gilt rolls, black morocco label, other compartments with central gilt sunburst tools. First and last leaves foxed. Rubbed and worn around the edges, label chipped, joints cracked and reglued, hinges relined. Label removed from front pastedown.

Notes

History was one of the side interests pursued by George Rose (1744-1818) outside his parliamentary business. This criticism of Fox's history of James II drew on the Marchmont papers, which Rose held as executor for the third Earl of Marchmont and inheritor of his library.

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