MONTAGU, Lady Barbara & SCOTT, Scott. A Description of Millennium Hall and the Country Adjacent: Together with the Characters of the Inhabitants and such Historical Anecdotes and Reflections as may excite in the Reader proper Sentiments of Humanity, and lead the Mind to the Love of Virtue. By a Gentleman on his Travels.


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The Second Edition. Dublin: Printed for Peter Wilson, in Dame-street, 1774. 12mo. pp. [iv], 282, [2 (New Books Printed by Peter Wilson)]. Worn contemporary full calf. Spine professionally rebacked, title in gilt on burgundy morocco label. Signature of Grace Clanbrassil on front pastedown and Harriet Winnington on verso of front free endpaper. Old head sketch on front endpaper under Grace’s signature. All edges green. A very good copy. Rare.
COPAC with 8 locations. Gentleman on his travels = Lady Barbara Montagu and Sarah Scott. With a final advertisement leaf.
An interesting association copy. Grace, Lady Clanbrassil (1743-1813), was the daughter of Thomas, Baron Foley of Kidderminster, by his wife, Grace Granville, daughter of Lord Lansdowne. She married James Hamilton, Earl of Clanbrassil, Viscount of Limerick, and Baron of Claneboye in 1743, but had no children. A friend and correspondent of Mrs. Delany, she is mentioned several times in her ‘Memoirs’. Grace died in 1813. The ‘Clanbrassil’ title passed to Robert Jocelyn, Earl of Roden, who married Lady Anne Hamilton, sister of James, Earl of Clanbrassil.

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