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The Letters of Lady Palmerston

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Red cloth hard covers with gilt titles on the spine. Very little wear to the covers. Inscribed by the author to another author, Valentine Heywood, on the first free endpaper. Text is clean and unmarked.

The Letters of Lady Palmerston selected and edited from the originals at Broadlands and elsewhere. Emily Lamb (1787–1869) was a leading figure of the Almack's social set, sister to Prime Minister Lord Melbourne, and wife to Prime Minister Lord Palmerston. At age eighteen, Emily married Lord Cowper, a man nine years her senior. Lord Cowper had a reputation for dullness and slowness of speech which were in marked contrast to his wife's social gifts. Emily threw herself into the Regency social scene. At Almack's, Lady Cowper was increasingly seen in the company of Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, who was known as "Cupid" at the time for his various romantic dalliances. Following the death of Lord Cowper Emily married Palmerston with the approval of Queen Victoria. During the marriage, Lady Palmerston continued an active social role as a salon hostess. As the events were eagerly attended by foreign diplomats, Lord Palmerston would encourage his wife to float his ideas before the assembled guests and report back on their reception as a means of unofficially testing the diplomatic waters before committing himself publicly to an opinion.

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Added value:
First edition, inscribed by the author
Author(s):
Lever, Tresham
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
First 1957
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
376
Publisher:
John Murray

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About this item

Red cloth hard covers with gilt titles on the spine. Very little wear to the covers. Inscribed by the author to another author, Valentine Heywood, on the first free endpaper. Text is clean and unmarked.

The Letters of Lady Palmerston selected and edited from the originals at Broadlands and elsewhere. Emily Lamb (1787–1869) was a leading figure of the Almack's social set, sister to Prime Minister Lord Melbourne, and wife to Prime Minister Lord Palmerston. At age eighteen, Emily married Lord Cowper, a man nine years her senior. Lord Cowper had a reputation for dullness and slowness of speech which were in marked contrast to his wife's social gifts. Emily threw herself into the Regency social scene. At Almack's, Lady Cowper was increasingly seen in the company of Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, who was known as "Cupid" at the time for his various romantic dalliances. Following the death of Lord Cowper Emily married Palmerston with the approval of Queen Victoria. During the marriage, Lady Palmerston continued an active social role as a salon hostess. As the events were eagerly attended by foreign diplomats, Lord Palmerston would encourage his wife to float his ideas before the assembled guests and report back on their reception as a means of unofficially testing the diplomatic waters before committing himself publicly to an opinion.

Added value:
First edition, inscribed by the author
Author(s):
Lever, Tresham
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
First 1957
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
376
Publisher:
John Murray

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