Normanby, Marquis of; (Phipps, Constantine Henry), A Year of Revolution – From a Journal Kept in Paris in 1848, Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans and Roberts, London, 1857, First Edition, Good. Hardback, 8vo. Two volumes complete – Volume One – xxvii, , 481pp, , 2pp and Volume Two – vii, , 431pp, , 24pp. Original blind stamped cloth, author, title and volume number in gilt to spine.
Slightly cocked, small ink stain to both lower covers and a small one to upper cover of volume two, corners slightly bumped. Internally fairly bright and clean, light damp stain to head of first twenty pages of text in volume one, a couple of signatures are slightly loose and therefore a little proud of text block, but a decent set.
Normanby was the British ambassador to France between 1846 and 1852, and this book led to Louis Blanc writing ‘Revelations Historique en Reponse au livre de Lord Normanby’