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Askham, Francis.
The Gay Delavals.
Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London;
Date of Publication: 1955
Stock Code: 7868
FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. 256. 11 illustrations to 8 plates including frontispiece of Sir Francis Blake Delaval, plus TWO tailpiece engravings and family pedigree. Publisher's airforce blue cloth with silver titles to spine in unclipped pictorial dust-jacket. A little offsetting to spine from jacket; minor foxing almost exclusively to prelims. Ownership inscription dated in year of publication to ffep; very slight marks to rfep, and toned strip next to jacket flap. Jacket with small tea-stain at foot of front flap otherwise clean and crisp. A Near Fine copy in like jacket.
An account of the notorious Delaval family of Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland, famed for their amateur theatricals and wicked ways during the 18th and early 19th centuries.
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