London: J. and J.J. Deighton, 1844. First Edition. Hardcover. Lord Porchester’s copy, with his signature (“Porchester”) and “Eton” alongside the date “April 1948” on the title page, with his signature and the same date on the title page. Additionally, there is some occasional marginalia, brief notes in his hand on the verso of the rear flyleaf, and five pages of holographic notes laid in. Lord Porchester or Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert (1831-90), 4th Earl of Carnarvon, was a British statesman who tried, with varying success, to establish federal self-government in British overseas possessions.
Octavo: xv, 300, 16 p. Original cloth binding, with gilt titles and blind-stamped decorations. Light foxing to the contents. The spine is sun faded, with some general edgewear; else very good. Very good. Item #75869