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Miscellaneous Tracts on Religious, Political and Agricultural Subjects

By Richard Watson

1815 0 London - T Cadell and W Davies

8.5" by 5.5"; viii, 576pp; iv, 439pp.



 

DETAILS

Complete two volumes of Richard Watson's miscellaneous musings.

Bound together as one volume.

Rather scarce. A good example well preserved in the original binding.

Direct from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly. Elizabeth Greenly, born at Titley Court, Herefordshire, was a noted and varied collector. She kept prolific diaries from 1784 until her death in 1839 which included her responses to current events and occasions in her daily life. Among the diaries many names and anecdotes of celebrities of the time appear, including Lord Byron, Marie Atoniette, Mary Wollstonecraft and Hannah More. She was known to comment on customs of foreign countries to which she and her friends had travelled, and had a keen interest in scientific discoveries and advancements including medicine and archaelogy.

The Greenly library contents show Elizabeth Greenly's numerous interests including: Welsh causes, Science, topography, travel, Bibliana and literature, particularly female poets. The library contains many first editions of contemporary works, and many are signed or contain her bookplate. The library contained over 1000 volumes which show the diversity and depth of her interests and give an insight into the life of this fascinating collector.
 
These works come directly from the sale of the Titley Court estate. These volumes are indicitive of Greenly's Welsh interest.

Richard Watson was also known as the Bishop of Llandaff. He wrote some notable political pamphlets as well as his other religious writings.  

Volume I consists of eight sermons of which Llandaff delivered to his clergy. Volume II contains letters to the house of commons by a Christian Whig, as well as several addresses ranging in topic from planting on wastelands to the iron and steel industry.

CONDITION

In a half calf binding with a gilt stamped spine. Externally, very smart with light rubbing to boards and extremities. Rear hinge is strained but firm. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown, E H Greenly. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. Prior owner's ink inscription to both title pages. Newspaper article on the Bishop of Llandaff pasted to verso of dedication page. Scattered spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.


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