Lot 34 of 350:
Banquet honoring Robert Peel  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$120
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$200 - $300

Title:
Description of the Banquet in Honor of Sir Robert Peel, Bart., M.P. on his Election as Lord Rector of the University of Glasgow. 13th January, 1837
Author:
Cleland, James, LL.D.
Place:
Glasgow
Publisher:
Date:
[1837]
Description:

[4], 144 pp. With engraved title page and 6 plates at rear, including 1 fold-out. (4to) 28x22 cm (11x9"), original printed boards, green morocco spine lettered in gilt. First Edition. 

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet, was Rector of Glasgow University from 1836 to 1838.  He was considered the greatest Tory politician of his day, who held several important Government offices before becoming Prime Minister from 1834 to 1835 and 1841 to 1846. This copy with the armorial bookplate of James Hunter, Hafton. OCLC lists only one holding at the University of Edinburgh.

The plates include "pictorial illustrations, plans, and sections of the banquet hall, and the common hall of the University."

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Light, else very good.
 
Item number:
293021
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