By Lieutenant General Lord de Ros; William Fitzgerald-de Ros
London   John Murray
7.5" by 5" xxv, [1], 344pp
An illustrated history of the Tower of London, a detailed work written by the Deputy Lieutenant of the Tower.
By Lieutenant General Lord de Ros; William Fitzgerald-de Ros

1867 Memorials of the Tower of London

London   John Murray
7.5" by 5" xxv, [1], 344pp
An illustrated history of the Tower of London, a detailed work written by the Deputy Lieutenant of the Tower.
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Illustrated, Leather Binding, Scarce

A new edition of this scarce work, published the year after the first edition.

An interesting anecdotal history of the Tower of London,exploring the architecture of the Tower, and the important prisoners and events, such as Anne Boleyn, Jane Grey, the Gunpowder Plot, the Princes in the Tower, and more, including a chapter on the menagerie. 

Illustrated with a frontispiece, one folding plate, seven plates, and in-text engravings.

Collated, complete. 

By William FitzGerald-de Ros, the 22nd Baron de Ros, who was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of the Tower of London by Queen Victoria in 1852.

From the library of W. A. Foyle at Beeleigh Abbey. William Foyle was the co-founder of Foyles bookshop, founding the leading bookshop in 1903 alongside his brother. He purchased Beeleigh Abbey during the Second World War, an impressive twelfth century monastery in Essex, which became home to his library, one the largest private libraries in England.

Condition

In a half morocco binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, generally smart, a little rubbed. Minor bumping to the extremities. Spine is a little faded. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with the occasional scattered spot.

Very Good

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