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HAMILTON, William Richard (1777--1859)
Considerations in the form of a letter, intended to be submitted to the King of France.
[London]: printed by R.G. Clarke, Cannon-Row, [1815].
15, [1] p. ; 21.3 cm. (8°)

Anonymous. By W.R. Hamilton. With drop-head title as above preceded by half-title reading 'Considerations, &c.' Imprint from p. 15. Dated at head of text 'Paris, September 1, 1815.' Following the battle of Waterloo, Hamilton, as Castlereagh's Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in Paris, 'had mainly the credit of compelling the Bourbon government to restore to Italy the works of art which she had been bereft of by the French armies.' (DNB).

Copy Notes Original(?) C19th brown paper wrappers bound in. With undated MS. note (watermark date 1820) tipped in at the front, addressed from Parliament St Saturday [illegible] and possibly in a foreign hand, in which Mr. Mackenzie [? or Much-----?] presents his best / Compliments to Mr Soane & has the / pleasure of sending to him the Considerations / of Mr Hamilton offered to the King of France, and goes on to say that Ct Woronzow [?] will call on Soane in company of Mr M. this morning before 12 oclk ... .

Binding Bound in a numbered series of late 19th century half calf pamphlet volumes. (Archive, Trustees' Minutes 18 June 1866). With binder's stamp 'Bound By Mansell' on front pastedown.

Reference Number 2419


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