From the library of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., with his bookplate. Fairbanks (1909-2000) was an iconic American actor from Hollywood’s Golden Era (his credits include "Gunga Din"), and a highly decorated naval officer of World War II. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Wellington and His Friends: Letters of the ...
Editorial: Macmillan / St. Martin's Press
Año de publicación: 1965
Condición del libro: Near Fine
Descripción London, Macmillan & Co. Ltd.,, Princeton, N.J., 1965. hardcover. Condición: Good. 1965 Hardcover . Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. del artículo: GRP92919686
Descripción London, Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1965. Hardcover. Very good condition in very good dust jacket. No markings. . 317p. Illus. Frontispiece. Nº de ref. del artículo: 39359
Descripción 1st ed., 1965. Viii + 317 pp., frontis., + 6 photo & other plates. D.j., 22 x 15cm. V.G. This selection of the letters by the first Duke of Wellington were chosen by his great-grandson, the seventh Duke, who adds a minimum of editorial explanation. The letters are to four ladies – Mrs. Arbuthnot, and after her death, Lady Wilton, Miss Burdett-Coutts, forty-five years the Duke’s junior, and Princess Lieven whose husband was the Russian ambassador. The selection is designed to illustrate the Duke’s mind and quirks of character, such as his dislike of midday luncheon, his interest in theology, his love of gaining new knowledge, his distrust of doctors and his dislike of the sea. The letters abound with sidelights on national events, such as Castlereagh’s suicide, Catholic emancipation, the repeal of the Corn Laws, the Chartist petition. The Duke was not writing for posterity and so we see his thoughts bluntly. The letters provide the personal and social setting of great events including the accommodation of a royal visit to Stratfield Saye. Nº de ref. del artículo: C140B368