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Author: Watson, Richard:

Title: Anecdotes of the Life of Richard Watson, Bishop of Landaff; written by himself... Revised in 1814. Published by his Son. Second edition.

Publication: London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies 1818.

Description: 2 vols., 8vo., pp. [ii], 440 + stipple engraved portrait frontispiece after Romney; [ii], 476. Title-pages foxed, light foxing elsewhere. Contemporary polished half dark blue calf with marbled boards, spines gilt in six compartments, lettered direct in gilt and numbered within a geometrical gilt frame, edges sprinkled red, boards a little scuffed, a touch of rubbing to spine ends.

A focused but unproud memoir by the former Bishop of Landaff - his wife gets little mention but it 'frankly exposed his ambition, disappointment, and bitterness' (ODNB). The first edition had appeared the previous year.


Reference Number: [36061]

Price: £120


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