1715 A Report From the Committee of Secrecy, Appointed by Order of the House of Commons
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First Edition, Leather Binding, Rebound, Scarce
A scarce first edition of this work.
Rebound in a modern half calf binding with marbled paper to the boards.
ESTC citation number T55119.
Robert Walpole's important work discussing the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht, which ended the War of the Spanish Succession.
Walpole, as a Whig politician, was appointed as the chairman of a secret committee, put in place to investigate the Tory negotiations that led to the treaty. This work is his detailed report on the committee.
The Treaty of Utrecht was an important series of peace treatises, aiming to fix the war that involved much of Europe for over a decade, fighting over the vacant throne of Spain.
Ink inscription of Francis Boycott of Drs. Commons to the head of the title page.
Rebound in a modern half calf binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, fine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are age-toned and generally clean with some odd spots. Prior owner's ink inscription to the head of the title page.
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