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Memoirs. Part III. From the Peace concluded 1679. To The Time of the Author's Retirement from Publick Business.

By Sir William Temple

1709

Jonthan Swift : London

7.5" by 4.5"

xiv, 173pp, 43pp [7]

 

 

 

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A handsome and very scarce edition Sir William Temple's memoirs, this being part III. This particular volume explores the years 1679 to 1682, towards the latter part of the authors political career.

A very scarce biographical work being Part III of Sir William Temple's Memoir. This particular work is publisher Jonathan Swift, of Gulliver's Travels fame. Temple and Swift had a length working relationship with Swift serving as Temple's secretary for many years. This work is prefaced by Swift. Sir William Temple was a statesman and essayist, who was famously called out of retirement in the hope of reforming the British government. Though his plans failed, they have retrospective been seen as an attempt what we now known as a Cabinet government. This particular volume deals with the period of 1679 up until his retirement from Public Office in 1682. A fascinating account on the life and times of this notable public figure of the 17th century. This copy has been rebacked with the boards preserved. The previous owner bookplate to the front pastedown, of 'Benjamin Boddington'

CONDITION

Rebacked. In a full calf binding, with attractive gilt detailing to the spine. Light rubbing to the extremities, with minor fading to the front and rear boards towards the spine. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Light spots to the front and rear blanks. Internally firmly bound. Pages are lightly cockled, but are bright and clean.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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