La bonne aventure /
Place of origin
Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire
On show at
4 v. in 2 ; 16 cm. Provenance: nineteenth-century Anson bookplate with motto ‘Nil desperandum’ and Viscount’s coronet (though seven pearls visible) [i.e. Thomas Anson, created Viscount Anson & Baron Soberton, 1806 (1767-1818) or his son, Thomas William Anson, 2nd Viscount Anson (1795-1854), created Earl of Lichfield, 1831]. Binding: nineteenth-century half mottled calf, with marbled paper on boards; gold tooled spine; gold lettered red and green spine-labels.
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