The Diary of the Late George Bubb Dodington, Baron of Melcombe Regis: from March 8, 1749, to February 6, 1761; with an appendix, containing some curious and interesting papers, which are either referred to, or alluded to, in the Diary. Published from his Lordship’s original manuscripts, by Henry Penruddocke Wyndham. The fourth edition.

  • Dodington, George Bubb
  • London: Printed for G. Wilkie and J. Robinson 1809

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Description

8vo, pp. xvi, 472. Contemporary diced russia, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label, marbled edges and endpapers. A touch of rubbing to extremities, lower fore-corner of front board with some surface loss. Ownership and shelfmark stamps of the Earls of Lovelace.

Notes

An attractive copy. 'Recording day to day the intrigues of an apparently compulsive, self-seeking place-hunter who seemed equally attached to the sentiments of virtue and poetry, Dodington's diary, first published in 1784, has subsequently anchored his reputation as the archetypal eighteenth-century man of politics' (ODNB).

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