The works of John Sheffield, Earl of Mulgrave, Marquis of Normanby, and Duke of Buckingham.
John Sheffield, 1st Duke of the County of Buckingham and Normanby KG, PC (1648-1720)
Place of origin
Blickling Hall, Norfolk (Accredited Museum)
2 v. : ill., port. ; 4to. Running number: 7571. Imperfect: wanting half-title to vol. 2. With the suppressed essays in vol. 2, on watermarked paper. Provenance: manuscript inscription on vol. 1 front fly-leaf: "M. 2. vol." [i.e. catalogue code of John Mitchell (ca. 1685-1751), librarian to Sir Richard Ellys (1682-1742)]. Manuscript number on vol. 1 front fly-leaf: "17". Manuscript inscription at head of title pages, former owner's name[?], scribbled over in ink and illegible. Binding: eighteenth-century full sprinkled calf; sewn on four supports; six raised bands; blind roll pattern border; gilt roll pattern along board edges; gold-tooled spines; title label missing from spines; gilt vol. number lettered directly on spines. Red sprinkled textblock edges.
Makers and roles
John Sheffield, 1st Duke of the County of Buckingham and Normanby KG, PC (1648-1720), author Alexander Pope (1688-1744), editor Bernard Baron (Paris c.1696 - London 1762), engraver Pierre Fourdrinier (1698-1758), engraver Sir Godfrey Kneller (Lübeck 1646/9 - London 1723), artist (of original portrait) George Vertue (London 1684 - London 1756), engraver