Item #273 Memoirs of the life of Robert Cary, Baron of Leppington, and Earl of Monmouth. Written by himself, and now published from an original manuscript in the custody of John, Earl of Corke and Orrery. With some explanatory notes. Robert Cary, Carey.
Memoirs of the life of Robert Cary, Baron of Leppington, and Earl of Monmouth. Written by himself, and now published from an original manuscript in the custody of John, Earl of Corke and Orrery. With some explanatory notes.
Memoirs of the life of Robert Cary, Baron of Leppington, and Earl of Monmouth. Written by himself, and now published from an original manuscript in the custody of John, Earl of Corke and Orrery. With some explanatory notes.

Memoirs of the life of Robert Cary, Baron of Leppington, and Earl of Monmouth. Written by himself, and now published from an original manuscript in the custody of John, Earl of Corke and Orrery. With some explanatory notes.

London: Printed by J. Hughs near Lincoln’s-Inn-Fields; for R. and J. Dodsley at Tully’s Head in Pall-Mall, [1759]. First edition. The posthumously published memoirs of aristocrat and courtier Robert Carey, who served during the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I. Following the death of Elizabeth I, he road for three days to carry the news of her death to James. He became Earl of Monmouth in 1626. John Boyle, who wrote the preface and was largely responsible for the publication of Cary’s manuscript memoirs was the 5th Earl of Cork and Orrey.

8vo. [4], [i]-xxxiv; 200pp., [5, index and errata]. ESTC T144857.
Very good in later full black calf with red label in gilt, tooled decoration and five bands, ownership inscription dated 1906 to endpaper, trimming affecting text to frontispiece, with a few early manuscript notes in the margins and manuscript copy of Cobden’s poem to Lady Spelman on the rear blanks. Item #273

Price: $200.00

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