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MARLBOROUGH, Sarah Jennings Churchill, Duchess of (1660--1744)
An account of the conduct of the Dowager Duchess of Marlborough, from her first coming to court, to the year 1710. In a letter from herself to my Lord ---.
London: printed by James Bettenham, for George Hawkins, 1742.
316 p. ; 20.3 cm. (8º)

Written with the assistance of Nathaniel Hooke. The Duchess's attempt to rescue her reputation - that of an ill-tempered evil influence over Queen Anne - from thirty years of obloquy. One of several issues distinguished by differing press figures: in this issue, press figures: p. 94: 2; p. 109: 2. ESTC t18862.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for 1s., 9 June 1804, together with an unidentified volume of 'Sermons' priced 6d. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.1.4). Boone's price and codes in pencil on front free-endpaper.

Binding C18th mottled calf, gilt double-ruled borders and spine, without spine-label or lettering.

Reference Number 659


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