“JUST one hundred years ago five envoys from the United States met, at Ghent, three envoys from Great Britain, in order to negotiate for a peace which should close the aimless and indecisive war which those countries had been waging for two years”.
GALLATIN, Count (Editor). A Great Peace Maker [.] The Diary of James Gallatin Secretary to Albert Gallatin U.S. Envoy to France and England 1813-1827 and Negotiator of the Treaty of Ghent.
10 plates (including frontispiece).
Interior: Pages lightly age toned.
Exterior: Contemporary half red morocco (cloth faded-oblong shape of fading). Binding by Hatchards. Spine decorated and lettered in gilt (some wear). Musty smell to book.
PROVENANCE: ‘CLIVE 18.X.34’. Clive refers to Mervyn Horatio Herbert, 17th Baron Darcy de Knayth, styled Viscount Clive (1904 – 1943) British peer and Royal Air Force Officer, who died tragically in 1943, leaving behind his wife Vida, who later married Brigadier Derek Schreiber- Chief of Staff to the Governor-General of Australia.
8vo. London: William Heinemann, 1914.
A Handsome binding with interesting provenance.
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