The Speeches of the Right Honourable George Canning; With a Memoir of His Life by R. Therry -- vol. 4

The Speeches of the Right Honourable George Canning; With a Memoir of His Life by R. Therry -- vol. 4

London: James Ridgway & Sons, 1836. Hardcover. Third Edition. Vol. 4 only. [4], 442 p.; 22 cm. Contemporary half calf with marbled paper over boards. Six spine compartments between raised bands; dark leather labels in second and fourth compartments with gilt-tooled title "Canning's Speeches" in second compartment; gilt-tooled decoration in remaining compartments. Page edges and endpapers in the same striking Turkish pattern as the marbled paper over the boards. This volume contains 18 speeches given from 1817 to 1822 by George Canning (1770-1827), a British Tory politician who served as prime minister in the final months of his life. During the period covered by this volume, he was President of the Board of Control (responsible for the British East India Company) and a member of the House of Commons. The subjects of the speeches include state lotteries; the newspaper stamp duties' bill; the blasphemous libel bill; several speeches relating to King George IV's attempts to divorce Queen Caroline; and the Roman Catholic disability removal and Roman Catholic peers' bills. In Fair Condition: front board detached but present; back board almost detached; loss at ends of spine; text block is solid; pages are clean and tight. Fair. Item #006824

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