DUFFERIN & AVA. Life of the 1st Marquis, Viceroy of India 1884-88


Lyall, Sir Alfred: The Life of the Marquis of Dufferin and Ava. John Murray [London] 1905 3rd printing of 1st edition, 2 volumes 8vo.

Vol 1: Portrait frontispiece & 6 other plates, xii, list of illustrations, 328pp; vol 2: portrait frontispiece and 2 other plates [the called for plate of the yacht Lady Hermione has not been bound in], viii, list of illustrations, 339pp. Contemporary half leather smart binding, armorial bookplates of Ian Malcolm. An extremely clean set. Four of the nine chapters of the second volume deal with Lord Dufferin’s period as Viceroy including a good deal on Tibet, Afghan affairs, and Burma [from the old capital of which the second part of his title is taken. jan19/3  SOLD 10th March 2023

Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood [1826-1902] was the son of the 1st baron Dufferin, an Irish peerage. The family seat is Clandeboye in Northern Ireland.